Home and Away

Home and Away

This major collection of travel and other essays from the bestselling author of A Short History of Progress and Stolen Continents reveals the world to us—from Mexico to the Marquesas, from Egypt to Peru—in all its comedy, strangeness and humanity. Home and Away is a marvellous mix of adventure and observation, ancient cultures, contemporary politics, and irresistible storytelling.


“Superb. The ingredients of the Wright style… transform each piece
from a trip into an exploration.”
NOW Magazine

“Magic… one of Canada’s most seasoned and eloquent travellers.”

“A sort of greatest hits collection… he writes a hell of a book.”
Globe and Mail

“Witty and erudite, Wright also possesses an amazing ear for dialogue and an eye for detail.  Characters leap off these pages as fine as anything in fiction.”

Toronto Star 

“Ronald Wright is undoubtedly one of the best travel writers now working in English.”

George Woodcock, Quill & Quire 

“I’ll gladly travel with Ronald Wright wherever he goes.”

Washington Post