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American Shaolin
American Shaolin Flying Kicks, Buddhist Monks, and the Legend of Iron Crotch : An Odyssey in the New China By Polly, Matthew (Book - 2007 ) 796.815 P777a 2007 Available in some locations

Annotation:Bill Bryson meets Bruce Lee in this raucously funny story of one scrawny American's quest to become a kung fu master at China's legendary Shaolin Temple.

The Sex Lives of Cannibals
The Sex Lives of Cannibals Adrift in the Equatorial Pacific By Troost, J. Maarten (Book - 2004 ) 919.681 T855s 2004 Available in some locations

Annotation:At the age of 26, Maarten Troost, after racking up useless graduate degrees and muddling through a series of temp jobs, followed his wife to Tarawa, a remote South Pacific island in the Republic of Kiribati. Hilarity, misadventure and Maarten's signature wry, descriptive humor follows.

The Hacienda
The Hacienda A Memoir By St Aubin de Terán, Lisa (Book - 1999 ) B-Sa22h 1999 All copies in use Availability details

Annotation:From a prize-winning British author comes a lush, absorbing memoir--an "Out of Africa" set in the Venezuelan Andes. Tremendously atmospheric, "The Hacienda" brilliantly evokes the unique confluence of time, place, and people that shaped this powerful writer.

The Prince of the Marshes
The Prince of the Marshes And Other Occupational Hazards of A Year in Iraq By Stewart, Rory (Book - 2007 ) 956.70443 S851p 2007 Available in some locations

Annotation:A British diplomat, named deputy governor of Amarah and Nasiriya in Iraq at the end of 2003, recounts how he negotiated hostage releases, held elections, and worked to organize a social infrastructure for millions of beleaguered Iraqi citizens. Eye-opening and mind-boggling.

Running Away to Home
Running Away to Home Our Family's Journey to Croatia in Search of Who We Are, Where We Came From, and What Really Matters By Wilson, Jennifer (Book - 2011 ) 914.972 W7493r 2011 Available in some locations Holds: 2 on 5 copies

Annotation:A middle class, Midwestern family in search of meaning uproot themselves and move to their ancestral village in Croatia

Burma Chronicles
Burma Chronicles By Delisle, Guy (Book - 2008 ) GN 959.1053 DELISLE 2008 Available in some locations Holds: 1 on 6 copies

Annotation:A travelogue about Delisle's time spent in Burma with his young son, Louis, and his wife, Nadège, an administrator for Médecins Sans Frontièr. It is drawn with Guy Delisle's minimal line, interspersed with wordless vignettes and moments of his distinctive slapstick humor.

The White Masai
The White Masai By Hofmann, Corinne (Book - 2005 ) B-Ho677w 2006 All copies in use Availability details Holds: 2 on 1 copy

Annotation:The incredible love story between a European woman and an African warrior, The White Masai combines adventure and the pursuit of passion in a page-turning story of two star-crossed lovers from vastly different backgrounds.

The Foremost Good Fortune
The Foremost Good Fortune By Conley, Susan (Book - 2011 ) B-C75218f 2011 Available in some locations

Annotation:Susan Conley, her husband, and their two young sons say good-bye to their friends, family, and house in Maine for a two-year stint in a high-rise apartment in Beijing, prepared to embrace the inevitable onslaught of new experiences that such a move entails. But Susan can't predict just how much their lives will change.

Stones for Ibarra
Stones for Ibarra By Doerr, Harriet (Book - 1984 ) FICTION DOERR Available in some locations

Annotation:Two Americans, Richard and Sara Everton, are the only foreigners in Ibarra. They live among people who both respect and misunderstand them, and gradually, the villagers--at first enigmas to the Evertons--come to teach them much about life and the relentless tide of fate.

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Immersing oneself in another culture can be a both a challenging and rewarding experience. These tales give unique voice to the expatriate experience. Some wickedly funny, some heartfelt, others astonishing, all great stories!

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