The Lost Continent by Bill Bryson
Travels in Small Town America

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An unsparing and hilarious account of one man's rediscovery of America and his search for the perfect small town.


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Bill Bryson was born in Des Moines, Iowa, on December 8, 1951. In 1973, Bryson went backpacking in England, where he eventually decided to settle. He wrote for the English newspapers The Times and The Independent, as well as supplementing his income by writing travel articles. Bryson moved back to the States in 1995. His first travel book, The Lost Continent, chronicles a trip in his mother's Chevy around small town America. Since then, he has written several more about the U. K. and the U. S., including bestsellers, A Walk in the Woods, I'm A Stranger Here Myself, and In a Sunburned Country. His other books include Bill Bryson's Dictionary of Troublesome Words, Neither Here nor There: Travels in Europe, Made in America, The Mother Tongue, Bill Bryson's African Diary, A Short History of Nearly Everything and At Home: A Short History of Private Life, Walk About, and Seeing Further: The Story of Science, Discovery, the Genius of the Royal Society, and At Home: A Short History of Private Life.
Published June 2, 2015 by Avon. 322 pages
Genres: Biographies & Memoirs, Travel, Education & Reference, Humor & Entertainment, Action & Adventure. Non-fiction
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Middle level Zane Grey in a post Civil War story of a girl who has been brought up as a boy and who is left an orphan to carry on that tradition.

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