The Lost Continent: Travels in Small Town America

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Harper Collins, Aug 3, 1990 - Travel - 320 pages
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An unsparing and hilarious account of one man's rediscovery of America and his search for the perfect small town.
  

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Bill Bryson is an entertaining writer. - Goodreads
However, this book was so negative it was hard to read. - Goodreads
The author gives a new insight into small time America. - Goodreads
Funny, sarcastic travel writing. - Goodreads
An honest depiction of small-town America. - Goodreads
It was lazy, it was at a slower pace. - Goodreads

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User Review  - L. - Goodreads

Guy drives around America and hates everyone he meets. A more perceptive writer might have considered the possibility that *he* was the problem. Read full review

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User Review  - Andrea - Goodreads

I didn't enjoy his bored, critical time. I may have finished it if that ess my only complaint. At the end of chapter 3, he refers to a town north of Quincy as downstate and southern Illinois. As ... Read full review

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Contents

Section 1
3
Section 2
14
Section 3
23
Section 4
33
Section 5
49
Section 6
56
Section 7
65
Section 8
74
Section 13
156
Section 14
180
Section 15
207
Section 16
220
Section 17
226
Section 18
235
Section 19
244
Section 20
253

Section 9
85
Section 10
99
Section 11
105
Section 12
114
Section 21
266
Section 22
267
Section 23
293
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Bill Bryson is the bestselling author of At Home, A Walk in the Woods, The Lost Continent, Made in America, The Mother Tongue, and A Short History of Nearly Everything, winner of the Aventis Prize. Born in Des Moines, Iowa, Bryson lives in England with his wife and children.

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