By Bill Bryson
Again in the US after two decades in Britain, invoice Bryson determined to reacquaint himself together with his local state by means of strolling the 2,100-mile Appalachian path, which stretches from Georgia to Maine. The AT bargains an outstanding panorama of silent forests and gleaming lakes--and to a author with the comedian genius of invoice Bryson, it additionally presents never-ending possibilities to witness the majestic silliness of his fellow human beings.
For a commence there's the gloriously out-of-shape Stephen Katz, a blood brother from Iowa alongside for the stroll. regardless of Katz's overwhelming wish to locate comfortable eating places, he and Bryson ultimately settle into their stride, and whereas at the path they meet a extraordinary collection of hilarious characters. yet A stroll within the Woods is greater than only a laugh-out-loud hike. Bryson's acute eye is a smart witness to this pretty yet fragile path, and as he tells its attention-grabbing historical past, he makes a relocating plea for the conservation of America's final nice barren region. An event, a comedy, and a party, A stroll within the Woods is destined to develop into a latest vintage of commute literature.
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