You Can't Get There From Here

You Can't Get There From Here: A Year on the Fringes of a Shrinking World, by Gayle Forman, from Rodale Press, ISBN 1594860378. An award-winning freelance journalist takes us with her on her latest extended around-the-globe adventure to the margins of civilization, where she finds the tentacles of globalization are already changing everything. In the artful interplay of eight lively, thoughtful, interwoven stories, she reveals how the diverse lives of Kazakhstan's Tolkien fanatics, precocious Cambodian street kids, out-of-work Dutch prostitutes, and South Africa's lost tribe of Israel—as well as our own—are being irretrievably altered in the ever-changing world we share.