Book of the Week #33

The Nepal Chronicles: Marriage, Mountains, and Momos in the Highest Place on Earth by Dan Szczesny (Brookline, NH: Hobblebush Books, 2014)
"When travel writer Dan Szczesny and his wife, Meenakshi, traveled to Nepal to marry in Kathmandu and trek to Everest Base Camp, they knew the journey would be difficult. What they didn't realize was how life-changing their time in the land of mountains would be.
From the chaos of Kathmandu's super-charged streets to the tranquil but challenging trails of the Himalayas, The Nepal Chronicles is a deeply felt exploration of the culture and history of one of the world's most complex places, and is a meditation on the author's own personal journey into a new family and relationship unlike any he's ever experienced" --Publisher's blurb
Dan Szczesny is a travel writer, hiker, and journalist living in New Hampshire.  When Dan's first book, The Adventures of Buffalo and Tough Cookie, came out he was interviewed on All Things Considered. If you think this book isn't for you because you aren't a hiker, check out this interview to see why you should read it anyway (as well as the threat yaks can pose  and why you should carry a pencil in the mountains).

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