Travels in a Thin Country: A Journey Through Chile

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Random House Publishing Group, Sep 23, 2009 - Travel - 336 pages
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Squeezed between a vast ocean and the longest mountain range on earth, Chile is 2,600 miles long and never more than 110 miles wide--not a country that lends itself to maps, as Sara Wheeler discovered when she traveled alone from the top to the bottom, from the driest desert in the world to the sepulchral wastes of Antarctica. Eloquent, astute, nimble with history and deftly amusing, Travels in a Thin Country established Sara Wheeler as one of the very best travel writers in the world.

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User Review  - allison.sivak - LibraryThing

Sara Wheeler has such a light touch in her writing. But she also has control. She points out times when she is upset by injustice, such as her story of the slums of Santiago with feeling. Then she ... Read full review

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User Review  - legan - LibraryThing

Awful - just plain awful. She whined and complained about everything... The only time she was happy or appreciative was when she was drinking. Chile's magnificence seeps through, but not enough to ... Read full review


Chapter Three
Chapter Four
Chapter Five
Chapter Seven
Chapter Eight
Chapter Nine
Chapter Eleven
Chapter Twelve
Chapter Thirteen
Chapter Fourteen
Chapter Fifteen

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About the author (2009)

Sara Wheeler is the author of many books of biography and travel, including Access All Areas: Selected Writings 1990–2011 and Travels in a Thin Country: A Journey Through ChileTerra Incognita: Travels in Antarctica was an international bestseller that The New York Times described as "gripping, emotional" and "compelling," and The Magnetic North: Notes from the Arctic Circle was chosen as Book of the Year by Michael Palin and Will Self, among others. Wheeler lives in London.

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