Season’s Readings: Brace Your Elves

Brace your elves and get ready for takeoff this holiday season! Today’s bookish picks are for the choose-your-own-adventure-er in your life who doesn’t hesitate to jump on the next flight out to wherever and is always up for taking a chance on a less-travelled path. 


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Brace your elves for these book recommendations that’ll inspire your giftee to get out on the open road, feel the wind in their hair, and do a bit of soul-searching along the way! Grab these picks and more for 15% off until December 13th!
 In this funny and relatable memoir, Jules Torti captures her restless search for home from the age of 18 – a journey that takes her not only across Canada but also across the world. Free to a Good Home  takes readers from dirt roads in Southern Ontario to the jungles of Costa Rica and beyond as Torti travels to find a cure for the homesickness that has become her. But when she realizes that home doesn’t necessarily have to be a physical place, her search becomes one for self-identity – finding guidance everywhere from Pet Shop Boys lyrics to the writings of Jane Rule and Chrystos.
It’s kind of like Easy Rider…but instead of motorcycles, it’s bicycles…and Canada…and a whole lot more girl power. South Away (NeWest Press) is the personal travel memoir of author Meaghan Marie Hackinen, as she recounts her once-in-a-lifetime bike trip from Terrace B.C. down the coast to the tip of the Baja Peninsula alongside her sister. Roughing it out on the road, the two battle the elements while encountering strange men, suicidal highways, and more. Through their trail travails, they also discover true kindness at the hands of strangers. If winter hibernation has you feeling like you’ve forgotten what human interaction is like, this book will be a breath of fresh air and a reminder of the hope that lies in the humanity beyond our front door, if we dare to venture beyond it.# # # Free to a Good Home and South Away are 15% off until December 13th, and buying these or any of our Season’s Readings books during this time gets you a stack of our Season’s Readings postcard to gift with your books.Stay tuned for more giftable books tomorrow and follow along on TwitterFacebook, and Instagram with the hashtag #ALUseasonsreadings.