Who else wants to take a trip all the way from Norway to Greece to search for their long lost mother?
Well, the father son duo of Jostein Gaardner’s novel, The Solitaire Mystery, sure did that.
Hans Thomas and his father come across their mother’s photo on a magazine cover and they decide to (after a lucky draw win) take a car ride across Europe to bring back their mother who had left several years ago to search for her own self.
But that is not where the story starts.
It starts a long time ago with Frode’s playing cards when he got shipwrecked onto a magical island in the middle of nowhere where he made his own characters come out from his own imagination.
Let’s take a step back.
How to Understand Israel in 60 Days or Less is a memoir by Sarah Glidden about how she took a ‘birthright’ tour to Israel (which is free) to try to understand the Israel Palestine conflict.
The Book Cafe is launching a brand new series titled, Travel Diaries!
Does that mean we are doing on adventurous sojourns?
Only the bookish kinds!
We all know how through books we can vicariously travel, am I right?
So this series aims to showcase those books that take you to places that you have never been to perhaps; to see places from the eyes of different travelers be they teenagers, students, backpackers, expats or through historical accounts!
Here is the link to the all the posts categorised in this section!