Wednesday, April 30, 2014

Four top nonfiction adventure books

At the Barnes & Noble Book Blog, Amelia Schonbek came up with four riveting nonfiction adventure books, including:
Out of Africa, by Isak Dinesen

Karen Blixen, a Danish aristocrat, had the spirit of an adventurer from a very young age. As soon as she could escape the stiff Victorian world of her upbringing, she did so, marrying a Swedish cousin and moving to Africa in the early 20th century. She tells the story in her memoir Out of Africa, written under the pen name Isak Dinesen. Blixen soon divorced, and the most compelling sections of her book are those in which she finds herself alone in an unknown country and must decide what kind of life she wants to make for herself.
Read about another entry on the list.

Out of Africa is one of Helena Frith Powell's top five books on glamour.

--Marshal Zeringue