Author Mewshaw to read from his work Saturday


FARMINGTON — Internationally acclaimed author Michael Mewshaw will read from his work, “Between Terror and Tourism,” and sign books at 4 p.m. Saturday at Devaney Doak & Garrett Booksellers on Broadway.

The book details the 4,000-mile overland trip across North Africa Mewshaw took for his 65th birthday. Arriving in Egypt during food riots, he headed west into Libya. Ignoring U.S. Embassy warnings he crossed into Algeria, traveling through mountain towns and seething metropolises.

In the end, the reader, like the author, is immersed in a fascinating adventure that’s sometimes tragic, often funny, occasionally terrifying and always a revelation of a strange place and its people.

Mewshaw has lived and traveled extensively in North Africa and has other novels set in Morocco, Algeria and Egypt.