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In The City at Three P.M.: Writing, Reading, and Traveling, Peter LaSalle offers eleven original personal essays dealing with his longtime quest for world travel of the sort that might be called literary errands. The range of offbeat experiences is wide—from driving recklessly across the county when young to seek out Saul Bellow in Chicago, to settling in for long evenings at a pub in Dublin with Christy Brown. Overall the essays conjure up those fine moments when travel intersects with the important role of literature in our lives, yielding writing entirely unique and satisfying.