A Walk in the Woods

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

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Bryson's sarcasm is just hilarious. I don't usually read books that are in any way classified as 'comedy' but I enjoyed that aspect of this book a lot more than I thought I would. And of course, the ... Read full review

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

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I just recently finished this book. An entertaining travel memoir a la A Year in Provence - a clever person getting in over their head. Tons of great information about the Appalachian Trail from ... 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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