A bit more of my summer reading list for you - Tales of a Female Nomad, written by Rita Golden Gelman, is a fascinating true account of a woman's travels around the world. This was another recommendation by Janet - thank you! I was also happy to see there was a sequel which I am now happily immersed in.
Another of Janet's recommendations, The Year of the Flood, written by a great Canadian author, Margaret Atwood. I loved this post-apocalyptic novel and have decided it is well past time to get back to reading the rest of Atwood's books that I have missed along the way.