A Walk in the Woods

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Random House LLC, May 15, 2012 - Travel
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God only knows what possessed Bill Bryson, a reluctant adventurer if ever there was one, to undertake a gruelling hike along the world's longest continuous footpath—The Appalachian Trail.

The 2,000-plus-mile trail winds through 14 states, stretching along the east coast of the United States, from Georgia to Maine. It snakes through some of the wildest and most spectacular landscapes in North America, as well as through some of its most poverty-stricken and primitive backwoods areas.

With his offbeat sensibility, his eye for the absurd, and his laugh-out-loud sense of humour, Bryson recounts his confrontations with nature at its most uncompromising over his five-month journey.

An instant classic, riotously funny, A Walk in the Woods will add a whole new audience to the legions of Bill Bryson fans.

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Great piece of writing. - weRead
I felt he was cruel in his depiction of Southerners. - Goodreads
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Bryson has a great narrative voice. - Goodreads
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Review: A Walk in the Woods: Rediscovering America on the Appalachian Trail

User Review  - Rebecca Schlosser - Goodreads

I was told to read this book to get a taste of what a thru-hike of the Appalachian Trail was like and let me tell you, that I really got taste of it. I feel like I hike with Bryson and Katz. I am ... Read full review

Review: A Walk in the Woods: Rediscovering America on the Appalachian Trail

User Review  - Christina Teasley - Goodreads

I thoroughly enjoyed this book about the author's attempt to hike the Appalachian Trail. The tales of the development of the AT, its geology, and the people he meets along the way were well done ... Read full review

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About the author (2012)

Bill Bryson was born in Des Moines, Iowa. He settled in England in 1977 and lived for many years with his wife and four children in North Yorkshire. He recently returned to the US and now lives in New Hampshire. Bryson's first bestseller was The Lost Continent, a journey through the USA by car. Notes from a Small Island was a #1 bestseller in Canada and spent 43 weeks on the trade paperback list in the UK.

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