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

A Walk in the Woods
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Category: Travel - Essays & Travelogues; Travel - United States; Travel - United States - South - South Atlantic (DC, DE, FL, GA, MD, NC, SC, VA, WV)
Imprint: Broadway Books
Format: Trade Paperback
Pub Date: May 1999
Price: $15.99
Can. Price: $
ISBN: 978-0-7679-0252-6 (0-7679-0252-1)
Pages: 304
Also available as an abridged audio CD, abridged audiobook download, unabridged audiobook download, eBook and a paperback.



 
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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Bill Bryson was born in Des Moines, Iowa. For twenty years he lived in England, where he worked for The Times and The Independent, and wrote for most major British and American publications. His books include travel memoirs (Neither Here Nor There, The Lost Continent, Notes from a Small Island), and books on language (The Mother Tongue, Made in America). He now lives in Hanover, New Hampshire, with his wife and four children.





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