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The Wayfarers: Journeying through a Century of Change
by Virginia W Ames

Flor de Mayo artist Virginia Wade Ames, at age 99, published her first book. It defies categorization--travel adventure, commentary and long-term perspective on issues of our time, art portfolio, part memoir, part ethical will to future generations....

Born in the Deep South at the dawn of the twentieth century and now in her hundredth year, Ames takes us on a1970 epic journey in an old Dodge Wayfarer. Braided into the sinuous strands of this cross-country sojourn are stories of a lifetime in which she poignantly and critically reviews a century of sociability and social change—race relations, revolutionary politics, space exploration, and impacts of the automobile and flight—issues that continue to affect our lives. With humor and passion, Ames muses on how Americans act and think, and how, in spite of our nation’s progress, some things don’t change.

From the East Coast to California and the Northwest, Ames paints word-pictures to transport us through her experiences, impressions, and the characters she met along the way. Readers will tune into a cultural history one will never find in history books.

Wayfarers is crowned with the author’s art images from the colorful Southwest to the Mediterranean and South Pacific and archival photos that make her anecdotes come alive. With each mile of this travel adventure, prepare for surprises, new sights, and fresh insights …

Hard copies can be purchased in Tucson at the following locations:
Antigone Books, N Fourth Avenue
Mostly Books, Monterrey Village at E Speedway and Wilmot
The Arizona Experience Store, next to State of AZ Building W Congress, Downtown Tucson
NativeSeeds/SEARCH Store, 3061 N Campbell Avenue, 622-5561

Hard copies and e-books can be ordered online via Amazon.com and BarnesAndNoble.com.