Wall to wall: from Beijing to Berlin by rail

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Doubleday, May 1, 1991 - Biography & Autobiography - 259 pages
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Combining vivid portraits of people and places with a more personal journey--a search for roots, family, and self-discovery--Mary Morris offers an unforgettable account of her 1986 trip through China, Russia, and Eastern Europe. A powerful travel memoir told through the sympathetic lens of a fine writer. Time calls Morris "a fascinating guide, with an eye for the brutal, the garish, the silly, and the bizarre".

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User Review  - janglen - LibraryThing

I really enjoyed reading this. I liked the mix of the personal and objective, and found the book totally absorbing. It portrays Mary Morris's doubts about her own life, while capturing the lives of the ordinary people around her in the mid 1980s. It is very evocative of Russia especially. Read full review

WALL TO WALL: From Beijing to Berlin by Rail

User Review  - Jane Doe - Kirkus

The further travels of Morris, short-story writer and novelist (The Bus of Dreams, 1985, etc.) and author of Nothing to Declare, which documented her adventures as a woman alone on the road in Central ... Read full review


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Mary Morris is also the author of the novels "The Night Sky," (available from Picador), "Crossroads," and "The Waiting Room"; two travel memoirs, "Nothing to Declare: Memoirs of a Woman Traveling Alone "and "Wall to Wall: From Beijing to Berlin by Rai"l; and the award-winning story collections "Vanishing Animals and Other Stories" and "The Bus of Dreams," Her new story collection is "The Lifeguard," Mary Morris teaches writing at Sarah Lawrence College and lives in Brooklyn, New York, with her husband and daughter.

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