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    Daily Recco, November 23: Explore dark tourism with The Disaster Tourist

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    November 23, 2020
    If there is a perfect year to read The Disaster Tourist , it is the one we are currently in. For starters, the title speaks to all of us travel junkies. This year has been a disaster for those of us who derive our life-breath from the trips we keep undertaking to survive the mundaneness of everyday...
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    The Disaster Tourist

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    November 26, 2020
    Seoul-based travel company Jungle offers tours of disaster zones, trips that combine tourism and volunteering, survival challenges or education that leave travellers with a sense of relief and and ‘‘an inkling of superiority for having survived’’.
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    Tor.com Reviewers’ Choice: The Best Books of 2020

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    November 18, 2020
    It’s been a long and strange year, but one comforting thing that kept us going were the consistently amazing book releases in the genres of science fiction, fantasy, young adult, and beyond. Our reviewers each picked their top contenders for the best books of the year—and they almost all chose...
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    New adult materials at the Athol Public Library

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    November 10, 2020
    Fiction “The Limits of the World” by Jennifer Acker “Stake” by Kevin J. Anderson “Big Giant Floating Head” by Christopher Boucher “The Seduction” by Joanna Briscoe
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    Yun Ko-eun’s ‘The Disaster Tourist’ is a much needed escape

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    October 17, 2020
    A cross South Korea, there is an ongoing literary revolution. Radical, exciting and insightful authors are emerging and producing stellar pieces of fiction that relate to our contemporary anxieties concerning modern day life in unique means. Recently published in English, Yun Ko-eun’s debut to...
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    Book Picks - Oblong Books And Music

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    October 6, 2020
    This week's Book Picks come from Suzanna Hermans of Oblong Books in Millerton and Rhinebeck, New York. List: Leave the World Behind by Rumaan Alam When No One Is Watching by Alyssa Cole
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    Travel is a Disaster

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    September 30, 2020
    About halfway through Yun Ko-eun’s novel The Disaster Tourist everything changes. The ground, nearly, comes out from under the main character Yona’s feet as the train she’s riding literally splits in half, leaving Yona trapped without her luggage, passport, travel guide or way home.
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    The Disaster Tourist: A Novel

    Ever since my first international plane ride at the age of 9 months, travel has been a lifelong preoccupation for me. Over the years, however, as the world became more prosperous, tourism has lost some of its luster.
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    SOUTH KOREA: THE ACCIDENTAL TRANSLATOR

    September 18, 2020
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    7 SUMMER 2020 NEW RELEASES BY WOMEN IN TRANSLATION

    September 14, 2020

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