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A Walk in the Woods : Rediscovering America on the Appalachian Trail
by Bill Bryson


Overview - Back in America after twenty years in Britain, Bill Bryson decided to reacquaint himself with his native country by walking the 2,100-mile Appalachian Trail, which stretches from Georgia to Maine. The AT offers an astonishing landscape of silent forests and sparkling lakes--and to a writer with the comic genius of Bill Bryson, it also provides endless opportunities to witness the majestic silliness of his fellow human beings.  Read more...

 
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Overview
Back in America after twenty years in Britain, Bill Bryson decided to reacquaint himself with his native country by walking the 2,100-mile Appalachian Trail, which stretches from Georgia to Maine. The AT offers an astonishing landscape of silent forests and sparkling lakes--and to a writer with the comic genius of Bill Bryson, it also provides endless opportunities to witness the majestic silliness of his fellow human beings.

For a start there's the gloriously out-of-shape Stephen Katz, a buddy from Iowa along for the walk. Despite Katz's overwhelming desire to find cozy restaurants, he and Bryson eventually settle into their stride, and while on the trail they meet a bizarre assortment of hilarious characters. But A Walk in the Woods is more than just a laugh-out-loud hike. Bryson's acute eye is a wise witness to this beautiful but fragile trail, and as he tells its fascinating history, he makes a moving plea for the conservation of America's last great wilderness. An adventure, a comedy, and a celebration, A Walk in the Woods is destined to become a modern classic of travel literature.

 
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  • ISBN-13: 9780767902526
  • ISBN-10: 0767902521
  • Publisher: Broadway Books
  • Publish Date: June 1999
  • Page Count: 304
  • Dimensions: 8 x 5.3 x 0.8 inches
  • Shipping Weight: 0.55 pounds

Series: Official Guides to the Appalachian Trail

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Books > Travel > Essays & Travelogues
Books > Travel > United States - Northeast - General
Books > Travel > United States - South - East South Central (AL, KY, MS, TN)

 
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