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To a Mountain in Tibet (P.S.)
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"One of the greatest contemporary travel writers. . . . As he guides us along these braiding trails, Thubron's moving evocation makes for an unforgettably enlightening journey."--National Geographic Traveler "Book of the Month" "Like the works of Bruce Chatwin and Paul Theroux, Thubron's gorgeous, evocative writing transcends the genre and reads like great literature."--Carmela Ciuraru, Readymade.com "Thubron is a versatile painter of place...an expert guide for the region's complex topography...He is refreshingly clear and unintimidated..."--Los Angeles Times "One of the greats of contemporary travel writing . . . Thubron's transcendent prose places the reader directly on the path to Kailas, culminating with the final glimpse of the sacred site."--Seattle Times "Thubron walks for the dead and writes for the living, and I can't remember when I have been so thoroughly and deeply moved by an author's outward journey."--Bob Shacochis, Boston Globe "A powerful and hauntingly elegiac hybrid of travelogue and memoir"--Kirkus Reviews "Thubron has, as always, thoroughly researched his subject, so his descriptions of shadowy Buddhist shrines and wildly various religious supplicants are interspersed with eloquent accounts of Tibet's place in the imaginings of the West..."--New York Times Book Review "Not only the most revealing book he has ever published but also the most profound. . . . The telling . . . is masterly, with that sharp poetic eye for detail that is Thubron at his best."--Charles Allen, Spectator "A masterpiece of travel writing..."--Hugh Thomas, Telegraph "Thubron's descriptive writing is as dazzling as the scenery. His scholarship on the area's religious and political history is enthralling."--Financial Times "With great elegiac precision...Thubron adroitly navigates the difficult line between an emotive personal memoir...and a vivid description of one of the most spectacular mountain journeys..."--Times Literary Supplement (London) "[Thubron has] been called one of the world's greatest living travel writers. Few will doubt it, after they accompany him on this search for earthly sanctity."--Christian Science Monitor "The journey is the reward, for both writer and reader, in this rich, beautiful account of the landscape, people, culture, and politics of Tibet."--Booklist (starred review) "Engrossing and affecting...poignant evocations of his mother and sister, interwoven with his profound respect for the Tibetan culture and landscape, make Thubron's memoir an utterly moving read."--Publishers Weekly (starred review) "More meditative than his sweeping Shadow of the Silk Road. . . . Walking with Thubron up the sacred mountain, strenuous as it is at times, is well worth the effort."--Philadelphia Inquirer "Thubron has spent four decades writing in forceful and respectful ways of foreign lands, and To a Mountain in Tibet is no exception."--Wall Street Journal

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