Shelley Buck


Shelley Buck's books include the travel memoirs India Bound, East, and FloatingPoint. Following her return to California, Shelley Buck became a founding editor of the feminist news syndicate, Her Say, now archived at Harvard University. She is the editor of ePí - an online journal of travel narratives by mostly West Coast writers. When not breakfasting with white-faced monkeys in Costa Rica or hitchhiking through the Khyber Pass, she lives with her family in California's Sierra foothills.

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India Bound
Price: $4.99 USD. Words: 69,400. Language: English. Published: April 2, 2020 . Categories: Nonfiction » Travel » Essays & Travelogues, Nonfiction » Biography » Personal memoir
Travel/Memoir A persistent woman, an extraordinary journey. After traveling overland to India and Nepal, Shelley Buck, returned to Europe, is haunted. She dreams of going back to Asia and of becoming a journalist. It's the early 1970s. Women don't often set out to become intrepid journalists, but Shelley just can't help herself and she makes plans. This time she will take a typewriter.
Price: $4.99 USD. Words: 83,560. Language: English. Published: March 24, 2014 . Categories: Nonfiction » Travel » Essays & Travelogues, Nonfiction » Biography » Personal memoir
Travel memoir: Inspired by a slim guidebook purchased at Fred and Pat Cody's legendary Berkeley bookstore, Shelley Buck took off alone in 1972 on a journey she hoped would take her overland from Europe to India and Nepal, using mostly public transit. East chronicles Shelley's emergence into adulthood as she crosses into lands she dreamed of visiting. The journey will make her a feminist.
Floating Point
Price: $4.99 USD. Words: 136,410. Language: English. Published: November 6, 2010 . Categories: Nonfiction » Travel » By region » North America, Nonfiction » Biography » Autobiographies & Memoirs
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Imagine running away to sea without giving up your day job! In Floating Point, the author and her family seek to shorten a daunting commute to Silicon Valley by moving to a boat. This travel memoir chronicles an adventure lived beneath the radar of suburban life as the new owners of the Egret learn the ropes and are transformed by their life on the water. Published by ePicaro Press.