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

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

$7.99 $5.99


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 land-scape 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.

  • Mass Market Paperback: 397 pages
  • Publisher: Anchor; 2nd edition (December 26, 2006)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 0307279464
  • ISBN-13: 978-0307279460
  • Product Dimensions: 4.2 x 1.2 x 6.9 inches
  • Shipping Weight: 4 ounces

 


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