Monday Book Discussion Group

On Monday, January 28, 2013 the Monday Book Discussion Group talked about "A Walk in the Woods" by Bill Bryson. 

Copies of book discussion titles are available at the Massillon Public Library’s Reference Desk. This program is free and no registration is required.

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 A Walk in the Woods: Rediscovering America on the Appalachian Trail
by Bill Bryson

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For reasons even he didn't understand, Bill Bryson decided in 1996 to walk the 2,100-mile Appalachian trail. Winding from Georgia to Maine, this uninterrupted 'hiker's highway' sweeps through the heart of some of America's most beautiful and treacherous terrain. Accompanied by his infamous crony, Stephen Katz, Bryson risks snake bite and hantavirus to trudge up unforgiving mountains, plod through swollen rivers, and yearn for cream sodas and hot showers. This amusingly ill-conceived adventure brings Bryson to the height of his comic powers, but his acute eye also observes an astonishing landscape of silent forests, sparkling lakes, and other national treasures that are often ignored or endangered.

If you’re going to take a hike, this trail is probably the place to go. And Bill Bryson is surely the most entertaining and humorous guide you’ll find. A Walk in the Woodswill make you long for the great outdoors (or at least a comfortable chair to sit and read in).