For the new breed of vacationer who craves meaningful trips and unusual locales, the combination of reading and travel can be a heady mixespecially if you happen to be checking into Hemingway’s favorite hotel in Sun Valley, or strolling about Bath’s Royal Crescent while entertaining fantasies of Lizzie Bennett and her Mr. Darcy! Cue National Geographic’s Novel Destinationsa guide for bibliophiles to more than 500 literary sites across the United States and Europe.
The book begins with thematic chapters covering author houses and museums, literary festivals and walking tours. Then, in-depth explorations of author and places take readers roaming Franz Kafka’s Prague, James Joyce’s Dublin, Louisa May Alcott’s New England, and other locales. Peppered with great reading suggestions and little-known tales of literary gossip, Novel Destinations is a unique travel guide, an attractive gift book, and the ultimate browser’s delight.
"Want to explore more than 500 literary landmarks without leaving your living room? Then pull up an armchair and pick up a copy of Novel Destinations. "Tampa Tribune
Novel Destinations by Shannon McKenna Schmidt and Joni Rendon, with a Foreword by Matthew Pearl