A Hard Place to Leave: Stories from a Restless Life (Hardcover)

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In these essays, Marcia simultaneously navigates
the globe while carving out a second career as a travel writer for major
magazines, while navigating her own past and the bumpy and sometimes complicated
road of midlife.

Marcia's voice has quiet power, restraint and unadulterated
honesty. She is unafraid to reveal her vulnerabilities, hurts and failures. Her
narrative style has won her many accolades, including five Lowell Thomas Awards
for excellence in travel journalism, and the 2021 Solas Award for Travel Story
of the year.

Above all, her stories are about restlessless,
the human desire to keep moving. As such, her stories have joyful exuberance
and a sense of wonder, and pack a strong emotional punch.

The essays appeal to anyone who craves a strong
storytelling voice, especially from a writer with an astonishing lifetime of
stories - working for Barbara Walters at ABC News, and traveling the world as
an international journalist.

These rich essays dig deep into human vulnerability,
and concern the intersection of time and place, home and the road, the past and
the present, and will ignite the readers' imagination.

Marcia is an experienced working journalist, and
is deeply cognizant of cultural sensitivities. With a master's degree in foreign
policy from Tufts' Fletcher School of Law and Diplomacy, she also comes to her
work with high intellectual awareness. Though her writing is full of wonder, her work as a traveler is not about what she discovers,
especially in developing countries, but rather, what the place helps her
discover about herself.

Many of these essays have been published in
leading outlets: Vogue, Travel + Leisure, BBC, Town & Country, LitHub, The
Millions, Creative Nonfiction, The New York Times, Air Mail,
to name but a few,
and Marcia retains excellent relationships with her editors in these

Marcia's prior book, 100 PLACES IN FRANCE EVERY
, debuted as a New York Times Travel Bestseller.

All of these essays, some in a memoir format
about people she met long ago in her travels as a foreign correspondent, were
written between the ages of 50 and 60. Women, especially women of a certain age,
are hungry for inspiring, literary stories told by someone relatable, whom they
trust. Women are 13 percent more likely than men to have read a book in the last year.

Books of essays are ideally suited for our
attention-challenged popula.

About the Author

Marcia DeSanctis is a journalist, essayist, and author of 100 Places in France Every Woman Should Go, a New York Times travel bestseller. She has won five Lowell Thomas Awards from the Society of American Travel Writers and is the recipient of two Grand Prize Solas Awards including the 2021 Gold Award for Travel Story of the Year. Before becoming a writer, she was a television news producer for ABC, NBC and CBS News. She lives in Connecticut.

Product Details
ISBN: 9781609522087
ISBN-10: 1609522087
Publisher: Travelers' Tales
Publication Date: May 3rd, 2022
Pages: 336
Language: English