Books of the year part two: Heroines, revelations and explorations

Nadine O’Regan and Tanya Sweeney pick their favourite reads of 2019 in the categories of arts, culture and fiction

15th December, 2019
Books of the year part two: Heroines, revelations and explorations
Samantha Power, former United States Ambassador to the United Nations. Picture: Fergal Phillips.

Elsewhere: One Woman, One Rucksack, One Lifetime of Travel

By Rosita Boland

Elsewhere is an unusual confection: a collection of travel essays which allows the reader to experience lands as far-flung as Iceland, Pakistan and Japan, but which roots itself in a fascinating exploration of the self. Rosita Boland, an award-winning journalist with the Irish Times, has been working on this book for a long time, and it shows: she drip-feeds unusual terms...

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