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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Sara Wheeler spent seven months in Antarctica in 1995 as writer in residence with the U.S. Polar Program. She is the author of Terra Incognita: Travels in Antarctica, an international bestseller chosen by Beryl Bainbridge as one of the best books of the year, and Travels in a Thin Country, a finalist for the Thomas Cook Award, both available from the Modern Library.

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