Looking to be transported? Our Travel on the Page titles will take you around the globe. Click on each book cover for full reviews, and don't miss all of our Summer Stack reading lists, here.
"Shay is determined to remain a “tourist” in her new home on an island near Madagascar, but soon she's drawn into the affairs and intrigues of the surrounding community and is forced to confront, in very real ways, issues of heritage and identity, and the colonial legacy of a nearly forgotten corner of the world." —Rico
"Taking place in post-colonial India in the 1950s, this is a love story—love of traditions, love of family, love of self, and a journey of self-worth. You will gasp at the risks that 17-year-old Lakshmi takes, cheer her on as she perseveres, and weep at her pain and struggle." —Jenny
"After her divorce, Thea temporarily moves into the cottage her great-uncle has left her in rural Scotland and starts a job at the local bookstore. As her playful bickering with her standoffish boss Edward gets more comfortable, staying in this cozy Scottish town starts to sound like a pretty good plan." —Celeste
"In this extremely well-written, utterly gripping story of a family trying to hold it together in the face of crisis, a young father decides to give up his middle-class life, buy a sailboat, and take his family on a long sailing voyage off the coast of Panama." —Rico
"Redolent with the smells of mango trees, pineapple fields, market fish, and flowing lava, The Color of Air takes place in 1930s Hawaii, where sugarcane and pineapple plantations are owned by privileged white families, managed by Portuguese overseers, and worked by Japanese immigrants seeking a new life and a piece of the American Dream." —Jenny
"Robbie Arnott, one of Australia's most acclaimed young novelists, brings this remarkable story to life with beautiful, descriptive writing and evocative images of a landscape experiencing a climate crisis." —Trey
"As majestic and adventurous as it is emotional and deeply rooted to family, I loved every moment of being immersed in this novel, which spans decades and oceans from Trinidad to the American West." —Melinda
"Both a page-turning look at one of the most inspiring eras of the Italian Renaissance and a fascinating and informative history of bookmaking." —Rico
"A native chilango (denizen of Mexico City), novelist Juan Villoro uses meaty prose and a global pantheon of literary references for a stream-of- consciousness tour of his home municipality." —Jocelyn
"Few people saw more of the world than Anthony Bourdain, and because he shared his curious and adventurous spirit with us on shows and in books, we are all the richer for it. World Travel includes Bourdain’s writing on some of his favorite places, as well as practical advice about traveling—including where to stay, and, of course, where to eat." —S.B.