Books by Jonathan Raban and Complete Book Reviews

Jonathan Raban, Author Pantheon Books $26.5 (448p) ISBN 978-0-679-44262-2
As he recounts fishing a rain jacket he'd mistaken for a corpse out of cold Pacific waters, Raban wryly confesses that ""gallivanting around the world in a small boat is a continuing education in one's limitless capacity for self-delusion."" Sailing
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Jonathan Raban, Author HarperCollins Publishers $12 (0p) ISBN 978-0-06-098107-5
British writer Raban's quest for the real America leads him to New York City, Alabama, Seattle and the Florida Keys in this wonderfully observant, often hilarious book, which was a BOMC alternate in hardcover. $30,000 ad/promo. (May)
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Jonathan Raban, Author . Pantheon $24 (288p) ISBN 978-0-375-41008-6
A Hungarian-born British expatriate settled in dot-com–frenzied Seattle is the bemused protagonist of this inspired jumble of a novel, travel writer Raban's first since 1985's Foreign Land. Tom Janeway is a professor of writing, a...
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Jonathan Raban, Author Penguin Books $7.95 (304p) ISBN 978-0-14-010657-2
Raban spent four years in a 30-foot ketch traveling around the British Isles, attempting to come to terms with his native land. PW commented: ""Like his acounts of other travels, this too is offbeat and charming.'' (March)
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Jonathan Raban, Author Edward Burlingame Books $25 (372p) ISBN 978-0-06-018209-0
By ship from Liverpool, British writer Raban ( Old Glory ) arrived in New York, ``a city in a round-the-clock state of emergency,'' to begin his quest for the real America. In Alabama he found ``Calvinist'' values of godliness, hearth and home, and...
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Jonathan Raban. Pantheon, $30 (512p) ISBN 978-0-307-37991-7
With his characteristic curiosity and his insatiable desire to drink as deeply as he can from the wells of landscape or literature, Raban (Passage to Juneau) once again vividly captures the experience of trying to make a home in a place that he...
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Jonathan Raban, Author . Pantheon $24 (257p) ISBN 978-0-375-42244-7
Raban (Waxwings ) explores the current political climate in this clever, unsettling novel set in a near-future Seattle. Freelance journalist Lucy Bengstrom has been hired by GQ magazine to write a profile of August Vanags, the bestselling author of
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Jonathan Raban, Author . New York Review $21.95 (193p) ISBN 978-1-59017-175-2
Seattle-based British author Raban eloquently argues a by now commonplace premise throughout these 15 previously published political and cultural think pieces, autobiographical reflections, book reviews and travelogues: that the Bush administration&#
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Jonathan Raban, Author Pantheon Books $25 (0p) ISBN 978-0-679-44254-7
Raban (Old Glory), an Englishman now settled in Seattle, has written a vivid and utterly idiosyncratic social history of the homesteading movement in eastern Montana that went boom and bust during the first three decades of this century. It is the...
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Jonathan Raban, Author HarperCollins Publishers $22.5 (344p) ISBN 978-0-06-016166-8
Best known for his travel writing ( Arabia and Old Glory ), Raban has also been a teacher and critic, and in these recollections covering 20 years he integrates selections from his book reviews and occasional pieces with autobiographical musings as `
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Jonathan Raban, Author Vintage Books USA $15.95 (364p) ISBN 978-0-679-75906-5
This account of the author's travels through homesteaded Montana won the NBCC nonfiction prize. (Oct.)
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Jonathan Raban, Author, Jonathan Raban, Read by HighBridge Audio $18.95 (0p) ISBN 978-1-56511-390-9
Raban's purring English accent, playful imitations and knowing intonations perfectly nuance this pared-down version of his acclaimed tale of sailing alone from Seattle to Juneau. His journey through a sea punctuated by the ""skittish humor of...
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