All the Way to the Tigers: A Memoir

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Mary Morris stops just shy of having an obsession during her three-month hospital stay after a skating accident. She must see a tiger in the wild. Once home, she determines to pick up her life as an author and seasoned traveler, and remembering the words in Thomas Mann’s Death in Venice, she knows she must journey “all the way to the tigers.” This becomes her mantra and the title of her book.

Tigers are killers, but by taking the right precautions, the dream of seeing one can become a reality. Morris studied diligently to learn all she could before setting off for India, equipped with every last thing except warm clothes for her unexpectedly icy destination. She chronicles her daily expeditions to game parks, paying affectionate tribute to her expert guides as they pursue any sign or sound in the surrounding jungle.

This hold-your-breath adventure, featuring plenty of good humor along the way, shows the reward for persistence and how a smart, spunky woman who has reached a “certain age” can be as resolute and energetic as a youngster. Without revealing her success, let it be said that Mary Morris arrived back in New York satisfied with her trip.


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Author Mary Morris
Star Count 5/5
Format Trade
Page Count 240 pages
Publisher Anchor
Publish Date 11-May-2021
ISBN 9780593081020
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Issue August 2021
Category Biographies & Memoirs
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