Charles Salzberg, award-winning author of the Henry Swann series and Second Story Man

For someone who’s been stubbornly holding out for teleportation before undertaking any extensive travel (that would be me), Wanderlust is a Godsend. Karen Gershowitz offers what amounts to a virtual reality tour, including the smells, tastes, and personalities she’s experienced on her many trips to the plethora of countries and cities she’s visited over the years. Great book for the armchair traveler and by the time you’re finished reading, I wouldn’t be surprised if your first call (maybe even mine) isn’t to your travel agent.