To coincide with our current nonfiction gallery book display, this week’s staff pick is the hilarious travelogue A Walk in the Woods by Bill Bryson. This is the story of what happens when two novices set out to hike the entire 2,100 miles of the Appalachian Trail. Bryson, while always entertaining and laugh-out-loud funny, provides a rich history of the trail. Read the book before the movie, starring Robert Redford and Nick Nolte, hits theaters in September!
“If nothing else, A Walk in the Woods is proof positive that the journey is the destination. As Bryson and Katz haul their out-of-shape, middle-aged butts over hill and dale, the reader is treated to both a very funny personal memoir and a delightful chronicle of the trail, the people who created it, and the places it passes through. Whether you plan to make a trip like this one yourself one day or only care to read about it, A Walk in the Woods is a great way to spend an afternoon.” — Taken from Amazon