A unique blend of travel diary and coming-of-age story, The Love Temples of Khajuraho is filled with wonderfully written observations about the places, people, societies and situations author Steve Reichstein encountered during his journey around the world in 1964. Reflecting the adventurous spirit of that time, Love Temples is surprising, serious, funny and best of all-entertaining.
"In The Love Temples of Khajuraho, Steve Reichstein remembers his 1960s travels, a world tour unimaginable today, in which a good kid from New York finds the love of his young life in Nashville, Tennessee. With the memory of her as his heartbreaking muse, he boards a ship for Europe, working his way back to his sweet lost love via dozens of countries-from Holland to Turkey to Israel to Iran to Afghanistan to India to China and Japan. Full of humor, adventure, and always, the fated quest for love, The Love Temples of Khajuraho makes us nostalgic for a world in which travel soothes the heart and deepens the soul, and love is only an elephant ride away."-Bill Roorbach, author of Temple Stream, Big Bend, and Summers with Juliet