A Walk in the Woods: Rediscovering America on the Appalachian Trail

Author(s): Bill Bryson

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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" has becomea modern classic of travel literature."



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General Fields

  • : 9780767902526
  • : Broadway Books
  • : CASTLE BOOKS
  • : 0.272
  • : May 1999
  • : 203mm X 135mm X 20mm
  • : United States
  • : books

Special Fields

  • : Bill Bryson
  • : Paperback / softback
  • : English
  • : 917.40443
  • : 304