Actor and award-winning travel writer Andrew McCarthy's featured story recounts his quest to uncover his family's Irish history, while twenty-five other prominent writers tell their own heartfelt stories of connection. Spanning the globe, these stories offer personal takes on journeying home, whether the authors are actively seeking long-lost relatives, meeting up with seldom-seen family members, or perhaps just visiting the old country to get a feel for their roots. A foreword by the Genographic Project's Spencer Wells sets the scene.
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by Jerdine Nolen
by Lorna Landvik
by William Henry Lewis
by Sharon Creech
by Mark Haddon
by S. Beth Atkin
by Robert D. San Souci
by Adele Parks
by Jackie Kay
by Helen Frost
"Andrew McCarthy's story of how his love of travel unfolded through his family roots in the Irish county of Cork starts off this collection of travel essays. Each writer goes into family history in some way. The journeys go mostly in alphabetical order from Angola to the United States, with a primer on genealogy wrapping up the audiobook. One standout tells how author Pico Iyer went to India as a teenager without learning much of anything--or so he once thought. The essays are read by a large cast of professional narrators; however, listeners may not realize this at first, thanks to the readers' skilled expression of the authors' sentiments. J.A.S. © AudioFile 2015, Portland, Maine"
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