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Fresh Wind & Strange Fire: One Man's Adventures in Primal Mexico

By Lyn Fuchs
Coffeetown Press, pp. 121, (2014), $11.95
Reviewed by John M. Edwards

Bill Bryson's African Diary

Bill Bryson's African Diary

By Bill Bryson
Doubleday Canada, 64 pages, $19.00

If it's Saturday, this must be Nairobi. At least that's the way it seems Bill Bryson experienced Africa during his week-long visit to Kenya. His journey, sponsored by CARE International, an organization committed to the eradication of world poverty, is chronicled in a book that is as brief and dense as was his visit.

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My Sweet Curiosity

By Amanda Hale
Thistledown Press, 324 pages. $19.95

"There is something missing in all of us," claims Dai Ling, one of the heroines in Hornby Island writer Amanda Hale's novel, My Sweet Curiosity. And the reason we are here is "to find the missing pieces."

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Dangerous Beauty, Life and Death in Africa: True Stories from a Safari Guide

By Mark C. Ross
Miramax, 336 pages, $34.95

Two books on Africa show how the phrase "holiday of a lifetime" can take on a completely new meaning.