tales of a female nomad

Thanks to Maggie (of Magchunk), I’ve finally found a can’t-put-it-down book. Thanks for the recommendation!

I picked up Tales of a Female Nomad at my local library. It chronicles one woman’s journey to learn more about other cultures and more about herself.
On her website, author Rita Golden Gelman explains:
I am a modern-day nomad. I have no permanent address, no possessions except the ones I carry, and I rarely know where I’ll be six months from now. I move through the world without a plan, guided by instinct, connecting through trust, and constantly watching for serendipitous opportunities.
People are my passion. Unlike a traditional nomad, when I go somewhere, I settle in with the locals long enough to share the minutes of their days, to know the seasons of their lives, and to be trusted with their secrets. I have lived with people in thatched huts, slept in their gilded palaces, and worshipped with them at godly ceremonies and dens of black magic. I have also cooked with women on fires all over the world.

When Maggie discovered the book, she invited her readers (that includes me!) to check it out — a mini Magchunk book club! When we’re finished the book, we’re going to have an online chat about it in the last few days of June. Don’t worry, with a book this good, you’ll have no trouble finishing by then. Feel free to pick it up and join us in the discussion!


One response

  1. Thanks for posting about this! I'm about halfway through the book (she was just at the orangutan camp). I need to do a reminder post so people don't forget! Glad you're liking the book.

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