Welcome to this year’s TWE Fall Bookshelf! We are celebrating four of our TWE Featured Authors and their new books which are available this month! They’ve traveled the world to write about fascinating subjects that vary from global warming; to world pie baking; wandering in Japan and the art of being alone. Join us to congratulate these talented writers whose ideas, actions and observations continue to inspire us.
After waiting a year for publishing logistics to clear up, Paola has announced that her book COOL is a reality. We’ve seen it and you will love it…wonderful profiles, terrific graphics, and advice on how to be a part of the reversing global warming movement.
You will be amazed by how women are taking the lead worldwide to tackle climate issues. Paola and her young granddaughter Avery Sangster interviewed and photographed global activists who are finding doable solutions to the crisis. Each one has her own fascinating approach and something we can all learn from.
Good to know that all royalties from the book are going to benefit the Women’s Earth Alliance.
Beth M. Howard is also traveling the world, but in her case leaving home to find her own peace of mind and world peace at the same time.
This “Marco Polo of Piemakers” as Beth has been called, gifted us previously with one of our favorite pie-making books Ms. American Pie. If you love to make pies as we do, it’s a must if you can find it. Stacey Gualandi has spoken to her about that book, Making Piece and her last book Hausfrau Honeymoon where she writes about her first marriage, learning to take charge and her efforts to carry on.
Now she brings us her newest book, World Piece, where she describes her three month trip making pie and promoting peace. Thanks, Beth, for sharing with us a piece of your wondrous travels, connecting us with a world that you persist on discovering.
Wandering in Japan: The Spirit of Tokyo, Kyoto and Beyond, Co-edited by Laurie McAndish King
Another world wanderer is travel writer Laurie McAndish King whom we have previously featured on this site with her two of her popular anthologies, An Elephant Ate My Arm and Your Crocodile Has Arrived.
Once again, Laurie and this time with her co-editor Linda Watanabe McFerrin have compiled an eclectic collection of essays from talented writers who introduce us to the wonders and mysteries of Japan, from tales of the Ghosts of Tsukiji to Laurie’s Chindogu and The Origin of the Selfie Stick.
This is Number 8 in the Wandering series, and, as the co-authors say, “For many traveling to Japan is like landing on another planet” with its 30,000 year cultural and spiritual history. Get ready for adventures the likes of which you will seldom read about!
This American/Lebanese artist has now compiled her unforgettable pictures into a new coffee table book that explores the concept of being alone. She is “haunted by the feeling she gets from seeing a lone person in the middle of an overpopulated planet surrounded by architecture, nature, an empty road, a desert or a piece of art.”
Her photos are unforgettable as you can see in this book and on Facebook. We were haunted many years ago by this photo of a 9-year-old Syrian refugee Reem just arriving in Lebanon. As Mimo says, “She had the light of hope in her eyes and wrote love on her hand having just lost her whole family in conflict.” This caused Mimo to rethink everything she believed about humanity, life and the human spirit. It still haunts us.
Take a close look at these books when you have a moment. You may want to add them to your collection.
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