Book club selection for August

Our last book club discussion, on I’m Off Then: Losing and Finding Myself on the Camino de Santiago, was great!  We all liked it and recommend it to the rest of you – an easy, interesting read.

A Sense of the WorldOur next selection will be A Sense of the World: How a Blind Man Became History’s Greatest Traveler by Jason Roberts.

Here’s a brief description: “He was known simply as the Blind Traveler — a solitary, sightless adventurer who, astonishingly, fought the slave trade in Africa, survived a frozen captivity in Siberia, hunted rogue elephants in Ceylon, and helped chart the Australian outback. James Holman (1786-1857) became ‘one of the greatest wonders of the world he so sagaciously explored,’ triumphing not only over blindness but crippling pain, poverty, and the interference of well-meaning authorities (his greatest feat, a circumnavigation of the globe, had to be launched in secret). Once a celebrity, a bestselling author, and an inspiration to Charles Darwin and Sir Richard Francis Burton, the charismatic, witty Holman outlived his fame, dying in an obscurity that has endured — until now.”

Happy reading!

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