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Traveling Heavy: A Memoir in Between Journeys

Traveling Heavy: A Memoir in Between Journeys

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Hardcover, Duke Univ Pr, 2013, ISBN13 9780822354673, ISBN10 0822354675
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"Traveling Heavy" is a deeply moving, unconventional memoir by the master storyteller and cultural anthropologist Ruth Behar. Through evocative stories, she portrays her life as an immigrant child and later, as an adult woman who loves to travel but is terrified of boarding a plane. With an open heart, she writes about her Yiddish-Sephardic-Cuban-American family, as well as the strangers who show her kindness as she makes her way through the world. Compassionate, curious, and unafraid to reveal her failings, Behar embraces the unexpected insights and adventures of travel, whether those be learning that she longed to become a mother after being accused of giving the evil eye to a baby in rural Mexico, or going on a zany pilgrimage to the Behar World Summit in the Spanish town of Bejar.

Behar calls herself an anthropologist who specializes in homesickness. Repeatedly returning to her homeland of Cuba, unwilling to utter her last goodbye, she is obsessed by the question of why we leave home to find home. For those of us who travel heavy with our own baggage, Behar is an indispensable guide, full of grace and hope, in the perpetual search for connection that defines our humanity.

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Number of Pages: 228
Original Languages: English
Author: Behar, Ruth
Book Format: Hardcover
Publisher: Duke Univ Pr
ISBN-13: 9780822354673
Assembled Product Dimensions (L x W x H): 5.75 x 8.25 x 1.00 Inches
ISBN-10: 0822354675
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