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Driving Home By Jonathan Raban

Driving Home
by Jonathan Raban

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The definitive essay collection from one of Picador's most highly acclaimed authors
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Driving Home: An American Scrapbook by Jonathan Raban

Charting a course through the Pacific Northwest, through American history and recent world events, Driving Home is a must for fans of Jonathan Raban, as well as the perfect introduction to anyone not yet familiar with his writing.

For over thirty years now, Jonathan Raban has written about movement; about people and places in transition, of journeys undertaken and destinations never quite reached but, also, of what it means to belong, to feel rooted. Yet if these themes are evident in any one of Raban's books, then it is Driving Home -- a collection of pieces spanning two decades -- where we can see Raban's preoccupations most clearly. Writing about public, personal and political spaces, about books, current affairs and literature, his tone is intimate yet, with an outsider's eye for the absurd, never nostalgic, and always fresh. Variously frank, witty and provocative, Driving Home is part essay collection, part diary -- and wholly engrossing.

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About Jonathan Raban

Jonathan Raban is the author of over a dozen books, both fiction and non-fiction, including Passage to Juneau, Bad Land, Hunting Mister Heartbreak, Coasting, Old Glory, Arabia, Soft City, Waxwings and Surveillance. His awards include the National Book Critics Circle Award, the Royal Society of Literature's Heinemann Award, the Thomas Cook Award, the PEN West Creative Nonfiction Award, the Pacific Northwest Booksellers' Award, and the Governor's Award of the State of Washington. His work has appeared in The New Yorker, Granta, Harpers, The New York Review of Books, Outside, Atlantic Monthly, New Republic, The London Review of Books, and other magazines. In 1990 Raban, a British citizen, moved from London to Seattle, where he now lives with his daughter.

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Driving Home: An American Scrapbook by Jonathan Raban
Jonathan Raban
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Pan Macmillan
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