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Reader recommendation: The Last Train to Zona Verde

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By Valerie Gardner, Cornville, Ariz. / July 15, 2013

The Last Train to Zona Verde by Paul Theroux is the one of the most honest, outstanding, and sad travel books on Africa ever written. This book is a masterpiece that makes one weep for its accuracy and fiercely sad depiction.

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