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All the Way to the Tigers

Mary Morris

Warwick’s presents
Mary Morris
in conversation with Melissa Biggs Bradley

All the Way to the Tigers

Tuesday, June 1, 2021 - 4:00pm PDT

All the Way to the Tigers
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This is a free virtual event on Facebook Live.

On Tuesday, June 1st at 4:00pm PDT Warwick's will host Mary Morris as she discusses the new paperback edition of her book, All the Way to the Tigers: A Memoir, in conversation with Melissa Briggs Bradley. Mary Morris is the author of is the author of numerous works of fiction, including the novels Gateway to the Moon, The Jazz Palace, and House Arrest, and of nonfiction, including the travel classic Nothing to Declare: Memoirs of a Woman Traveling Alone. Morris is a recipient of the Rome Prize in literature and the 2016 Anisfield-Wolf Book Award for Fiction. She lives in Brooklyn, New York.

In February 2008 a casual afternoon of ice skating derailed the trip of a lifetime. Mary Morris was on the verge of a well-earned sabbatical, but instead she endured three months in a wheelchair, two surgeries, and extensive rehabilitation. On Easter Sunday, when she was supposed to be in Morocco, Morris was instead lying on the sofa reading Death in Venice, casting her eyes over these words again and again: “He would go on a journey. Not far. Not all the way to the tigers.” Disaster shifted to possibility and Morris made a decision. When she was well enough to walk again (and her doctor wasn’t sure she ever would), she would go “all the way to the tigers.”

So begins a three-year odyssey that takes Morris to India in search of the world’s most elusive apex predator. Her first lesson: don’t look for a tiger because you won’t find it - you look for signs of a tiger. And all unseen tigers, hiding in the bush, are referred to as “she.” Morris connects deeply with these magnificent and highly endangered animals, and her weeks on tiger safari also afford a new understanding of herself.

Written in over a hundred short chapters, All the Way to the Tigers offers an elegiac, wry, and wise look at a woman on the road and the glorious, elusive creature she seeks.

Melissa Biggs Bradley learned the power of travel at an early age. She spent a month in Australia when she was ten, went on her first safari in Africa at the age of twelve and lived in France with a French family for a year of high school. For twelve years, she served as the travel editor at Town & Country and launched Town & Country Travel magazine, which, under her editorship, was nominated for a National Magazine Award for General Excellence by the American Society of Magazine Editors (ASME). She founded Indagare in 2007 because she believed that creating a platform for exchange between like-minded, passionate travelers would allow for more transformative journeys and meaningful global connections. Since Indagare’s founding, Melissa has been recognized as a pioneering entrepreneur in the luxury travel space, and Indagare has been named to Inc.’s Fastest Growing Companies in the US and to Crain’s 50 fastest growing companies in New York. She received her BA from Yale College and her master’s degree from Columbia University.


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ISBN: 9780593081020
Availability: On Our Shelves Now
Published: Anchor - May 11th, 2021