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Walking Portland: 30 Tours of Stumptown's Funky Neighborhoods, Historic Landmarks, Park Trails, Farmers ...
From a massive urban forest to the tiniest brewpub, Portland offers a huge variety of entertainments within a surprisingly compact area. Organic coffeeshops line the streets at the foot of an extinct volcano, and independent bookstores nestle up against food-cart pods. Already famous for its great beer, the city has become a center for serious dining on a reasonable budget. And thanks to years of progressive urban planning, Portland's layout ...
Walking Across Egypt
"An unpretentious, finely-crafted novel that will linger with the readers like the last strains of a favorite hymn. It is more enjoyable than a pitcher full of sweet tea and one of Mattie's home-cooked dinners." THE ATLANTA JOURNAL & CONSTITUTION She had as much business keeping a stray dog as she had walking across Egypt--which not so incidentally is the title of her favorite hymn. She's Mattie Rigsbee, an independent, strong-minded senior ...
A Walk Across America
William Morrow Paperbacks
Twenty-five years ago, a disillusioned young man set out on a walk across America. This is the book he wrote about that journey -- a classic account of the reawakening of his faith in himself and his country. "I started out searching for myself and my country," Peter Jenkins writes, "and found both." In this timeless classic, Jenkins describes how disillusionment with society in the 1970s drove him out onto the road on a walk across America. ...
Granny D: Walking Across America in My Ninetieth Year
Dennis M. Burke
"There's a cancer, and it's killing our democracy. A poor man has to sell his soul to get elected. I cry for this country." On February 29, 2000, ninety-year-old Doris “Granny D” Haddock completed her 3,200-mile, fourteen-month walk from Los Angeles to Washington D.C. She walked through 105-degree deserts and blinding blizzards, despite arthritis and emphysema. Along her way, her remarkable speeches — rich with wisdom, love, and ...
Rick Steves' Pocket Rome (Rick Steves Pocket Guides)
Avalon Travel Publishing
Rick Steves’ Pocket guidebooks truly are a tour guide in your pocket.” Each colorful, compact 280-page book includes Rick’s advice for prioritizing your time, whether you're spending 1 or 7 days in a city. Everything a busy traveler needs is easy to access: a neighborhood overview, city walks and tours, sights, handy food and accommodations charts, an appendix packed with information on trip planning and practicalities, and a fold-out ...
A Walk Across the Sun
Corban Addison leads readers on a chilling, eye-opening journey into Mumbai's seedy underworld--and the nightmare of two orphaned girls swept into the international sex trade. When a tsunami rages through their coastal town in India, 17-year-old Ahalya Ghai and her 15-year-old sister Sita are left orphaned and homeless. With almost everyone they know suddenly erased from the face of the earth, the girls set out for the convent where they ...
Just Walk Across the Room: Simple Steps Pointing People to Faith
What if you knew that by simply crossing the room and saying hello to someone, you could change that person's forever? Just a few steps to make an eternal difference. It has nothing to do with methods and everything to do with taking a genuine interest in another human being. All you need is a heart that's in tune with the Holy Spirit and a willingness to venture out of your 'Circle of Comfort' and into another person's life. Just Walk Across ...
Richard Simmons Walk Across America (AUDIOBOOK)
30 Minute Walking Program presented by Richard Simmons
Walking, Thinking, Drinking Across Scotland
"Trimbath's walk across Scotland is not just a physical journey. It also explores the landscape of a life." - Susan Jensen, author of Cold Snap My walk across Scotland commemorated the tenth year anniversary of my corner-to-corner bicycle ride across America, Just Keep Pedaling. That ride changed my life, even though I didn't know it at the time. Ten years later I needed a vacation and wanted a nice, long walk, not a life-altering experience. ...
The Mountains-to-Sea Trail Across North Carolina: Walking a Thousand Miles through Wildness, Culture and ...
The Mountains-to-Sea Trail shows off the most spectacular, historic and quirky elements of the North Carolina landscape. Stretching one thousand miles from Clingmans Dome in the Smokies to Jockey's Ridge State Park in the Outer Banks, the route takes in Fraser fir trees and pelicans, old grist and textile mills, working cotton and tobacco farms, Revolutionary War sites and two British cemeteries complete with Union Jacks. The trail is half on ...
Walking Home: A Poet's Journey
Nineteen days, 256 miles, and one renowned poet walking the backbone of England. The wandering poet has always been a feature of our cultural imagination. Odysseus journeys home, his famous flair for storytelling seducing friend and foe. The Romantic poets tramped all over the Lake District searching for inspiration. Now Simon Armitage, with equal parts enthusiasm and trepidation, as well as a wry humor all his own, has taken on Britain’s ...
Walking Denver: 30 Tours of the Mile-High City's Best Urban Trails, Historic Architecture, River and ...
Its mild climate and abundant sunshine make Denver, one of America’s fittest cities, a welcoming place for a walk any time of year. Colorado’s capital is the country’s fifth most walkable city. There is so much to see when out for a stroll through downtown or a hike in the nearby foothills. This exceptional guide explores the best of the city from Dinosaur Ridge and Red Rocks Park and Amphitheatre to the Mile High Loop in City Park and ...
The Interestings: A Novel
Remarkable . . . With this book [Wolitzer] has surpassed herself.” The New York Times Book Review "A victory . . . The Interestings secures Wolitzer's place among the best novelists of her generation. . . . She's every bit as literary as Franzen or Eugenides. But the very human moments in her work hit you harder than the big ideas. This isn't women's fiction. It's everyone's." Entertainment Weekly (A) From New ...
Walking Boston: 34 Tours Through Beantown's Cobblestone Streets, Historic Districts, Ivory Towers and New ...
Robert Todd Felton
This guide to 36 walks around Boston features detailed maps for each trip, original photos, and public transportation information for every trip. Route summaries make each walk easy to follow, and a Points of Interest” section summarizes each walk’s highlights. Each walk includes trivia about architecture, local culture, and the city’s rich history, plus tips on where to dine, have a drink, and shop. An award-winning series.
A Step of Faith: A Novel (Walk)
Richard Paul Evans
Simon & Schuster
“Life is not lived in the long, downhill stretches of expressways, but in the obscure, perilous trails and back roads where we stumble and feel our way through the fog of our unknowing. Life is not a run. It is just one step of faith after another.” Alan Christoffersen lost his heart when his wife was killed in an accident almost one year ago. He lost his trust when his business partner stole his advertising business. He lost his home when ...
The Burgess Boys: A Novel
NEW YORK TIMES BESTSELLER Elizabeth Strout “animates the ordinary with an astonishing force,” wrote The New Yorker on the publication of her Pulitzer Prize–winning Olive Kitteridge . The San Francisco Chronicle praised Strout’s “magnificent gift for humanizing characters.” Now the acclaimed author returns with a stunning novel as powerful and moving as any work in contemporary literature. Haunted by the freak accident ...
The Fault in Our Stars
TIME Magazine’s #1 Fiction Book of 2012! The Fault in Our Stars is a love story, one of the most genuine and moving ones in recent American fiction, but it’s also an existential tragedy of tremendous intelligence and courage and sadness.” Lev Grossman, TIME Magazine Despite the tumor-shrinking medical miracle that has bought her a few years, Hazel has never been anything but terminal, her final chapter inscribed upon diagnosis. ...
Listening for Coyote: A Walk Across Oregon's Wilderness
William L. Sullivan
Oregon State University Press
On August 17, 1985, William Sullivan kissed his wife and two children goodbye and embarked on a 1,300-mile walk across Oregon. The journey would begin on the western edge of the continent where Pacific breakers batter Cape Blanco and conclude on the rim of Hell's Canyon overlooking the Snake River. His route would "traverse four mountain ranges and eighteen designated Wilderness Areas. It would lead through fog-bound rain forests, ...
Walking Across Ireland: From Dublin Bay to Galway Bay
Walking Across Ireland: From Dublin Bay To Galway Bay is an insightful travel memoir of author Michael Fewer's 180 mile journey across mountains and bogland, canal and river banks, through towns and villages. Michael's experiences range from appreciation of the plants and wildlife of the natural world; to thoughts on the history, as well as the architecture, and folklore of the villages he passed through and local dialogue he experienced from ...
Walking the Gobi: A 1600 Mile Trek Across a Desert of Hope and Despair
Walking the Gobi takes readers on a trip through a little-known landscape and introduces them to the culture of the nomadic people whose ancestors have eked out an existence in the Gobi for thousands of years. Thayer's respect and admiration for the culture of the Gobi and her gentle insights on the desert's natural history shine throughout this remarkable story. The author proves that Baby Boomers don't have to take life lying down--their ...
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