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“John W. Haines’s travel accounts go across the world, but their heart stays at home. His tales contain humor, humility, and keen observations of culture and nature. A compelling invitation to accept both the gifts and the challenges that come with change, Never Leaving Laramie is a nimble travel text concerned with making oneself at home all over the globe.”—Foreword Reviews


“There’s a line in Never Leaving Laramie where John Haines says he was ‘feeling everything at once.’ His book gives the reader the same experience. It’s part travelogue, part history lesson, part memoir; the words steeped in tragedy, the man who wrote them steeled with resolve. You’ll want to hit the road while reading but I’d encourage you to finish the book first.”—Greg Bishop, Senior Writer, Sports Illustrated

“This engaging book describes John’s travels—the Trans-Siberian Railway, cycling from Lhasa to Kathmandu, kayaking in Alaska, five months on the Niger River, and more—with energy and lively detail. But it will stay with you even more as a graceful exploration of what it is to grow older and wiser through pain and persistence.” —Naomi Duguid, author of Taste of Persia: A Cook’s Travels in Armenia, Azerbaijan, Georgia, Iran, and Kurdistan 

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