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"A Walk in the Woods" by Bill Bryson

A CLASSIC FROM THE

NEW YORK TIMES

BESTSELLING AUTHOR OF

ONE SUMMER
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 become a modern classic of travel literature.

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  • Karen E.

    Variety says that Emma Thompson and Nick Offerman of "Parks and Recreation". have been added to the cast of this movie. I guess Emma will play Mary Jane and I don't know who Offerman will play. Here's the link to the story: http://variety.com/2014/film/news/emma-thompson-nick-offerman-joining-robert-redford-on-a-walk-in-the-woods-1201171931/

    1 · May 6, 2014

  • A former member
    A former member

    Good morning! I hope everyone enjoyed themselves! I'm sorry I missed being with you last night. I had to work late. Since I'm not on FB I'm having trouble posting a picture on this. Will keep tryin! Happy day to all! Celeste

    April 30, 2014

  • A former member
    A former member

    Good morning! I hope everyone enjoyed themselves! I'm sorry I missed being with you last night. I had to work late. Since I'm not on FB I'm having trouble posting a picture on this. Will keep tryin! Happy day to all! Celeste

    1 · April 30, 2014

  • Tracey

    This is one of my favorite books - I enjoy the humor in his adventure and the people he meets.

    1 · April 29, 2014

  • A former member
    A former member

    Forgot that I have tickets to the Fox. Enjoy.

    1 · April 29, 2014

  • A former member
    A former member

    Just a heads up, I'm more of a 'maybe' than a yes...I might have to work late. Loved the book though, so I hope to make it!

    1 · April 28, 2014

  • A former member
    A former member

    Hey all! I hate to do this, but my cousin is briefly back from California and we're going to have a family night. I hope you all enjoy it!

    1 · April 28, 2014

  • A former member
    A former member

    Working on selling our house so no time to read this month, hopefully it sells quickly and I can read the book for May.

    1 · April 9, 2014

  • Emily

    I encourage everyone to fill out the SLCL's Strategic Planning Survey. I know many of us obtain our club books from the library, and taking about 5 minutes to do the survey could really make our county library system even better. Thanks! [And no, I do not work for the library. Simply a fan.]

    From the library website: http://www.slcl.org/content/strategic-planning-survey

    Link directly to survey: https://www.surveymonkey.com/s/MHD75LT

    April 1, 2014

  • A former member
    A former member

    I am so excited about this book! Everyone has been telling me how great it is!

    March 10, 2014

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