Friday, January 31, 2014

One Book One Community Announces Book for Spring 2014


A WALK IN THE WOODS
By Bill Bryson
and
BECOMING ODYSSA
By Jennifer Pharr Davis

One Book One Community announces the book choice for Spring 2014. 

A Walk in the Woods by Bill Bryson. Join us in reading Bryson’s humor­ous account at his attempt to hiking the Appalachian Trail with his equally inexperienced and out-of-shape friend Katz. He introduces us to the history and ecology of the trail and to some of the other hardy (or just foolhardy) folks he meets along the way – and a couple of bears. 

Becoming Odyssa by Jennifer Pharr Davis is a great companion read. Many books have been written by thru-hikers, but none measure up to Jen­nifer Pharr Davis' epic. The Appalachian Trail speed record holder de­scribes her journey from college graduate to a student of the trail in stun­ningly beautiful detail. Her tales from the trail are full of adventure and inspiration, and her writing is as lyrical as her Odyssey-inspired trail name. She offers concrete, trail-tested advice for aspiring thru-hikers, and she candidly shares her failures and frustrations along with her successes.

For a brochure of events contact laugenti@bridgew.edu

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