Blue Highways: A Journey into America

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Little, Brown, Apr 3, 2012 - Travel - 420 pages
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Hailed as a masterpiece of American travel writing, Blue Highways is an unforgettable journey along our nation's backroads. William Least Heat-Moon set out with little more than the need to put home behind him and a sense of curiosity about "those little towns that get on the map-if they get on at all-only because some cartographer has a blank space to fill: Remote, Oregon; Simplicity, Virginia; New Freedom, Pennsylvania; New Hope, Tennessee; Why, Arizona; Whynot, Mississippi." His adventures, his discoveries, and his recollections of the extraordinary people he encountered along the way amount to a revelation of the true American experience.
 

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A tremendous achievement in insight and observation. - Goodreads
A book club selection, the only reason I stuck with it. - Goodreads
Gorgeous storytelling. - Goodreads
It's a great travel writing. - Goodreads
felt like I traveled with the writer... - Goodreads
The research and added historical detail is well done. - Goodreads

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User Review  - Mary Ellen - Goodreads

A wonderful tale of traveling the back roads of America. The characters the narrator meets on the road are well developed and with warm and honest insight, you can get a real glimpse of many different Americas. I do want to know what happened to that slug though. Read full review

Review: Blue Highways (The Travel Trilogy #1)

User Review  - James Henderson - Goodreads

William Least Heat-Moon is one of my favorite travel writers. He's genuine and curious about the world around him, wherever that may be. Read full review

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Preview of Roads to Quoz
Also by William Least HeatMoon
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About the author (2012)

William Least Heat-Moon is the author of the bestselling classics Roads to Quoz, Blue Highways, River Horse, and PrairyEarth. He lives in Columbia, Missouri.

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