Author(s): Rebecca Solnit
In this acclaimed exploration of the culture of others, bestselling writer Rebecca Solnit travels through Ireland, the land of her long-forgotten maternal ancestors. Traveling with her newly minted Irish passport and alive to the productive ramblings of travel, Solnit describes the layers of history, people, art, and capital that make up Ireland.
A Book of Migrations portrays in microcosm a history made of great human tides of invasion, colonization, emigration, nomadism, and tourism. Enriched by cross-cultural comparisons with the history of the American West and by Solnit's graceful prose, A Book of Migrations carves a new route through Ireland's history, literature, and landscape.