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Stephanie Kirkland offers a dazzling exposition on urban transformation -- and a great history lesson to boot -- in "Paris Reborn." (Photograph by Ivan Joel Lopez, My Shot)

The Best Travel Books of Spring

Though it might not be quite time to hang up your winter coat for good, a bushel of books have sprouted to inspire a bout of warm-weather wanderlust.

There’s something here for fans of every genre: memoir, fiction, adventure, natural history, history, even poetry. But what binds each of these books together is a compelling tale and a great sense of place.

Check out our top picks for spring, then let us know what’s on your #TripLit list (or recommend a perennial favorite) by leaving a comment:

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