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BKLYN Bookmatch: Adventures, Survival Stories, and Travelogues by Women

For fans of INTO THIN AIR, INTO THE WILD, and INTO THE HEART OF THE SEA. This list was created by a librarian with the Brooklyn Public Library for a reader. Would you like your own personalized list of reading suggestions? Visit Bklyn BookMatch here:

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Cheryl Strayed. |

The current critical darling of the genre--inspires mixed reactions, but unquestionably touched a nerve in readers nationwide.


Cheryl Strayed. |

West with the night

Beryl Markham. |

Terra incognita

Sara Wheeler. |

The hungry ocean

Linda Greenlaw. |

Breaking trail

Arlene Blum. |

Breaking the limit

Karen Larsen. |

On her own

Milly Bennett ; edited and annotated by A. Tom Grunfeld. |

Lois on the loose

Lois Pryce. |

Mexican enough

Stephanie Elizondo Griest. |

Growing up in a half-white, half-brown town and family in South Texas, Stephanie Elizondo Griest struggled with her cultural identity. Upon turning thirty, she ventured to her mother's native Mexico to do some root-searching and stumbled upon a social movement that shook the nation to its core.

The life and adventures of Calamity Jane

by Calamity Jane (pseud. Marthy Cannary Burke). |

Bombay Anna

Susan Morgan. |

Wonderful adventures of Mrs. Seacole in many lands

Mary Seacole ; with an introduction by William L. Andrews. |

Mountain to mountain

Shannon Galpin. |

Living with cannibals and other women's adventures

Michele Slung ; foreword by Reeve Lindbergh. |

Covered wagon women

edited & compiled by Kenneth L. Holmes. |

Victorian lady on the Texas frontier

edited by C. Richard King. |

Plains woman

edited by Marlene Springer and Haskell Springer. |

Best of Covered wagon women

edited by Kenneth L. Holmes ; with a new introduction by Michael L. Tate. |

Across Patagonia

by Lady Florence Dixie; with illustrations from sketches by Julius Beerbohm. |

Victorian women travel writers in Africa

by Catherine Barnes Stevenson. |

West African studies.

With a new introd. by John E. Flint. |

The life of Mary Kingsley,

by Stephen Gwynn. |