Back in America after twenty years in Britain, Bill Bryson decided to reacquaint himself with his native country by walking the 2,100-mile Appalachian Trail, which stretches from Georgia to Maine. The AT offers an astonishing landscape of silent forests and sparkling lakesâand to a writer with the comic genius of Bill Bryson, it also provides endless opportunities to witness the majestic silliness of his fellow human beings.
If you are on the cusp of quitting your job and packing up on a âround-the-world adventure, this may or may not be the book for you. More than a âguide to insert-name-of country-here,â Pottâs book is essentially a âhow toâ for lengthy and rewarding-yet-budget-friendly travel, using his many years of jaunting across the globe to provide advice from cheap airline tickets to making friends with locals. He prefaces with, â[t]his book is not for daredevils and thrill-seekers but for anyone willing to make an uncommon choice that allows you to travel the world for weeks and months at a time, improvising (and saving money) as you go.â Maybe youâll find you donât get off on your usual exit next time youâre on the highway. -- Catherine G., DC Public Library staff
An audacious, darkly glittering novel set in the eerie days of civilizationâs collapse, Station Eleven tells the spellbinding story of a Hollywood star, his would-be savior, and a nomadic group of actors roaming the scattered outposts of the Great Lakes region, risking everything for art and humanity.
From âa virtuoso storyteller in a very American veinâ (Phillip Lopate), The Oregon Trail is an epic account of traveling the length of the Oregon Trail the old-fashioned wayâin a covered wagon with a team of mules, an audacious journey that hasnât been attempted in a centuryâwhich also chronicles the rich history of the trail, the people who made the migration, and its significance to the country.
The terrorism risk in America has reached an all-time high. Recognizing the need for an aggressive response, Homeland Security assigns Wynn C. Garrett to eliminate the threat of the Al Jahbid terrorist organization, by âany means necessary.â
A thrilling new adventure of danger and deep-sea diving, historic mystery and suspense, by the author of the New York Times bestseller Shadow Divers Finding and identifying a pirate ship is the hardest thing to do under the sea. But two menâJohn Chatterton and John Matteraâare willing to risk everything to find the Golden Fleece, the ship of the infamous pirate Joseph Bannister.
Alex and her friend Kaylie travel back in time to Salem, Massachusetts. Once again, they must outwit Bignose and find the second crystal in their quest to save the future. Will they have time?
Retired newspaperman Raymond "Deuce" Luce's adventures from Fort Wayne Indiana to Coeur d'Alene, Idaho to Beaune, France. What he doesn't know about wine and fine cuisine is probably not worth knowing.