Atlas of Remote Islands

Book cover: Atlas of Remote Islands Judith Schalansky’s Atlas of Remote Islands is generating a lot of buzz — if nothing else, reviews keep turning up in my Google alerts. Subtitled Fifty Islands I Have Never Set Foot on and Never Will, the short book pairs hand-illustrated maps of the islands with short essays about them by Schalansky that from the reviews sound, shall we say, bigger than reality. Here are some reviews: The Oregonian, John Self (with photos of the pages), the Guardian, the Pittsburgh Post-Gazette.

Previously: Oceandots; South Atlantic Islands.