Author: Bill Bryson

One Summer: America 1927 (Nonfiction November Review)

Posted November 14, 2014 by Lory in reviews / 21 Comments
One Summer: America 1927 (Nonfiction November Review)

Bill Bryson, One Summer: America 1927 (2013) A historical timeline entry for May-October, 1927 might read something like this: Floods devastate the Mississippi valley Charles Lindbergh makes first solo flight across the Atlantic Sacco and Vanzetti executed Calvin Coolidge declines to run for another term as president The Jazz Singer filmed Babe Ruth hits a […]

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Two from the Trail: A Walk in the Woods and Wild

Posted September 12, 2014 by Lory in reviews / 10 Comments
Two from the Trail: A Walk in the Woods and Wild

Bill Bryson, A Walk in the Woods: Rediscovering America on the Appalachian Trail (Broadway Books, 1998) Cheryl Strayed, Wild: From Lost to Found on the Pacific Crest Trail (Knopf, 2012)   At about the same time in the mid-nineties, two very different people — a successful, 44-year-old author and family man, and a 26-year-old aspiring writer “with […]

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