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"A dream come true for reading enthusiasts

who also travel." 

Denver Post

National Geographic Books  •  

Hardcover  •  Travel  •  392 pages  • 

Color photos  •  $26.00 U.S.  •  



A Travel Guide to Literary Landmarks from Jane Austen's Bath to Ernest Hemingway's Key West, 2nd ed.

Check into Hemingway's favorite Sun Valley hotel. Stroll along the moody, windswept moors that inspired the Brontë sisters. Have a pint at the New York City tavern where O. Henry penned "The Gift of the Magi."

Featuring more than 500 literary sites in the United States, Europe, and elsewhere, Novel Destinations invites readers to follow in the footsteps of much-loved scribes. The book begins with thematic chapters covering author houses and museums, places to drink and dine, festivals, and walking tours. Also included are 11 in-depth "Journeys between the Pages" that roam through Franz Kafka's Prague, James Joyce's Dublin, Louisa May Alcott's New England, Harper Lee's small-town South, and other locales. Filled with anecdotes and behind-the-scenes stories, Novel Destinations is an entertaining, informative guide for wandering bibliophiles and armchair adventurers alike.


"A fun read whether for armchair travelers or actual literary pilgrims." —Chicago Tribune

"Globe-trotters and armchair bibliophiles will also discover lots of reading suggestions, interesting facts and bits of little-known literary gossip." —Tampa Tribune

"Armchair travelers, rejoice…. Whether you want to follow Kafka around Prague or Hemingway around Key West, if you love books, you’ll love this book. Happy trails." —Chattanooga Pulse

"A book after my own heart. Bibliophiles will enjoy dipping into [it] again and again." —Don George, The Way of Wanderlust

"Like a pair of food critics writing about their favorite restaurants, Schmidt and Rendon are knowledgeable and informative, consistently conveying their enthusiasm for this unique project…. [Novel Destinations] is guaranteed to provide many hours of pleasurable and rewarding reading." —

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