A Walk in the Woods

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Doubleday Canada, May 15, 2012 - Travel - 304 pages
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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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User Review  - gypsysmom - LibraryThing

I really enjoyed this book about the author's hike of the Appalachian Trail. Bryson has a fantastic ability to weave what could be dry bits of information about history, geology, geography, flora and ... Read full review

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Having grown up in New England, my childhood was marked by periodic visits to sites along the New England Appalachian Trail. Because my brother and I were still young in those years, our hiking was ... Read full review

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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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