Reader recommendation: The River's Tale

Monitor readers share their favorite book picks.


If you like travel, adventure, and a glimpse at different cultures as old and new patterns change and meld, you’ll like The River’s Tale: A Year on the Mekong, by Edward A. Gargan. Gargan tells his story with humor; exquisite descriptions of sunrises, sunsets, and the life of the river; and a precise vocabulary that will send you to the dictionary more than once.

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