Walk in the Woods

Publisher: Crown/Archetype Release date: 2010-09-08

Description

A classic from the New York Times bestselling author of A Short History of Nearly Everything and The Body.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 lakesand 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.

Hide/show more

Additional Information

Genre: Travel writing

Collection: Broadway Books

Type: EPub

Pages: 304

ISBN: 9780307717832

Additional Information

Genre: Travel writing

Collection: Broadway Books

Type: EPub

Pages: 304

ISBN: 9780307717832

Other ebooks releases by Bill Bryson
Loading... Please wait