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Mini review: 'All Over the Map'

June 26, 2010 | 11:00 am

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Our mini review of "All Over the Map" by Laura Fraser, a memoir published by Harmony Books.

Laura Fraser is a travel addict; there are pros and cons. Running from failed romance and dashed expectations is a plus, but layers of carefully constructed masks begin to suffocate the traveler -- she tries to cover up by being “tough, clever, reserved.” Oaxaca, Greece, Spain, London, it’s a map of failed relationships. In her mid-forties, reporting from Rwanda, the Amazon, and Buenos Aires, Fraser figures out how to play the protagonist in her own stories, in her own life. She buys a little house in San Miguel de Allende, but never settles into reverie, never stops expecting to fall in love.

See more reviews by Susan Salter Reynolds in this Sunday's Los Angeles Times.

-- Susan Salter Reynolds

Photo: Buenos Aires. Credit: Maxi Failla / AFP / Getty Images


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