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This is an auction for TALES OF A FEMALE NOMAD by Rita Golden Gelman.

[Includes a long chapter on New Zealand.]

"By the age of 45, Gelman longed for adventure in exotic, faraway places. When her marriage failed, Rita traded in her old life for one of travel and discovery. She took her first tentative steps in Mexico, and 15 years later she hadn't stopped moving. She describes how she travels--moving to different countries, staying with locals, observing their customs and learning their language. She has lived in a Zapotec village, searched for her spiritual roots in Israel, toured the Galapagos Islands, observed orangutans in the Borneo jungle, and lived with an Indonesian prince and his family in his palace. She has taken part in burial ceremonies, cooked with women for celebrations, slept in grass huts, learned to scuba dive, and climbed mountains. Gelman doesn't just observe the cultures she visits, she participates in them, becoming emotionally involved in the peoples' lives. This attachment comes through in this amazing travelogue.”
- Booklist (US)

"Fifteen years ago, the middle-aged Gelman left behind an upscale California lifestyle and fading marriage to begin an odyssey that continues to this day. Wherever she travels, it is the people and their customs that intrigue her most, from the restrictive but culturally rich celebrations of a Hasidic family in Israel to the more relaxed but equally ritualized daily life of her new friends in Bali. Her enthusiasm for the people she meets and her ability to overcome the challenges faced by a woman traveling alone make for an engrossing and inspirational read."
- Library Journal (US)

Very favourable reviews on Amazon.com.

Paperback 2004.

311 pages.

Very good condition.

The cost of shipping is $4.95.

There is of course no charge for shipping if you collect this book from my shop in Palmerston North following the auction.

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  • Seller location: Palmerston North, Manawatu, NZ

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