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Book talk by Syracuse University Press author Michael Pearson slated
Book talk by Syracuse University Press author Michael Pearson slatedFebruary 18, 2009Mona Hamlinmhamlin@syr.edu
Author Michael Pearson will speak on his new Syracuse University Press publication, “Innocents Abroad Too: Journeys Around the World on Semester at Sea,” March 7 at 2 p.m. at the DeWitt Community Library in ShoppingTown Mall.
While most people don’t get the opportunity to circumnavigate the globe, Pearson has had the good fortune to do it twice. In “Innocents Abroad Too,” he shares his experiences and candid impressions, transporting the reader from bustling streets outside Shanghai’s City God Temple to the Masai Mara plain, offering a blend of experience and imagination in worlds familiar and strange.
Pearson is a two-term professor in the Semester at Sea Program. He has journeyed by ship to such countries as China, Cuba, Egypt, India, Japan, Myanmar, South Africa, Turkey and Vietnam.
Pearson is also author of “Dreaming of Columbus: A Boyhood in the Bronx” (1999) and the novel “Shohola Falls” (2003), both published by Syracuse University Press.
For more information on this book, visit the Syracuse University Press website at http://www.syracuseuniversitypress.syr.edu or call (315) 443-2597. The book is also available at local bookstores.