Village Square Booksellers welcomes Vermont author Elayne Clift, who will launch her newest book, Around the World in Fifty Years: Travel Tales of a Not So Innocent Abroad, on Thursday April 25 at 6pm. Elayne will also have a photo album her from Thailand travels.
“All my life I have disagreed with David Henry Thoreau: Unlike him, I definitely think it is “worthwhile to go around the world to count the cats in Zanzibar.”
Thus begins writer Elayne Clift’s 13th book, Around the World in Fifty Years: Travel Tales of a Not So Innocent Abroad, a collection of selected stories about her global travels, told in prose and poetry.
Clift, an intrepid traveler who has visited almost 100 countries on every continent except Antarctica for both work and pleasure, says she caught the travel bug as a youngster when her family took annual summer trips to Canada to visit relatives.
Clift’s travel memoir is not a Fodor’s Guide. It shares personal stories, vignettes, photographs, and postscripts that range from poignant to hilarious. There are scenes from Indian railway stations to rural Romanian villages. Along the way readers meet the people who made her travel special, ranging from a professor in Jordan to a desert driver in Dubai to an elderly artist in France.
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About the Author: Elayne Clift, a Vermont Humanities Council Scholar, is an award-winning writer and journalist whose work appears in numerous publications internationally. A regular columnist for the Keene Sentinel and the Brattleboro Commons, a book reviewer for The New York Journal of Books, and a regular contributor to Vermont Woman, Artscope Magazine, and the syndicated Women’s Feature Service, her work has appeared in The Boston Globe, The Washington Post, The Christian Science Monitor and The Chronicle of Higher Education, among other publications. Clift, who formerly worked internationally on public health, communications, and gender issues, published her novel, Hester’s Daughters, based on The Scarlet Letter, in 2012. Her third book of short stories, Children of the Chalet, won First Prize/Fiction 2014 from Greyden Press and was published in 2015. TAKE CARE: Tales, Tips and Love from Women Caregivers, her 4th anthology, was published in 2017.