There are few people I would rather have escort me to Tibet than Thubron, author of the acclaimed Shadow of the Silk Road. He went the hard way, though, trekking by foot along the Karnali River, the highest source of the Ganges. For all armchair travel and spiritual buffs; with a 40,000-copy first printing.

The "New York Times"-bestselling author's dazzling masterpiece, a deeply moving, elegantly written, intimate, and heartrendingly eloquent travel memoir.