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!