By Bill Bryson

Again in the US after two decades in Britain, invoice Bryson determined to reacquaint himself along with his local state through jogging the 2,100-mile Appalachian path, which stretches from Georgia to Maine. The AT deals an fantastic panorama of silent forests and gleaming lakes--and to a author with the comedian genius of invoice Bryson, it additionally offers never-ending possibilities to witness the majestic silliness of his fellow human beings.

For a commence there's the gloriously out-of-shape Stephen Katz, a blood brother from Iowa alongside for the stroll. regardless of Katz's overwhelming wish to locate comfortable eating places, he and Bryson ultimately settle into their stride, and whereas at the path they meet a weird and wonderful collection of hilarious characters. yet A stroll within the Woods is greater than only a laugh-out-loud hike. Bryson's acute eye is a sensible witness to this pretty yet fragile path, and as he tells its attention-grabbing historical past, he makes a relocating plea for the conservation of America's final nice barren region. An event, a comedy, and a party, A stroll within the Woods is destined to turn into a latest vintage of trip literature.

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