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God only knows what possessed Bill Bryson, a reluctant adventurer if ever there was one, to undertake a gruelling hike along the world's longest continuous footpath—The Appalachian Trail. The 2,000-plus-mile trail winds through 14 states, stretching along the east coast of the United States, from Georgia to Maine. It snakes through some of the wildest and most spectacular landscapes in North America, as well as through some of its most poverty-stricken and primitive backwoods areas. With his offbeat sensibility, his eye for the absurd, and his laugh-out-loud sense of humour, Bryson recounts his confrontations with nature at its most uncompromising over his five-month journey. An instant classic, riotously funny, A Walk in the Woods will add a whole new audience to the legions of Bill Bryson fans.

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Genre: Travel
Author: Bill Bryson
Publisher: Anchor Canada
Release: 2012-05-15
File: 304 Pages
ISBN-13: 9780385674546

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Well-known stories by the Grimm brothers, as well as other childhood tales, are woven together into a colorful parable about the human search for "happily ever after" and the price of that quest, in a volume based on the Broadway musical.

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Genre: Fiction
Author: Stephen Sondheim
Publisher: Simon and Schuster
Release: 2002-02-26
File: 96 Pages
ISBN-13: 9780743232906

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Recounts the author's pioneer boyhood in Marion County, Indiana.

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Genre: History
Author: Howard Johnson
Publisher: Indiana University Press
Release: 1991
File: 160 Pages
ISBN-13: 0253206162

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"When a boy can't find his favorite stuffed bunny, he heads into the woods to find it" -- Provided by publisher.

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Genre: Juvenile Fiction
Author: Paul Hoppe
Publisher: Chronicle Books
Release: 2011-05-04
File: 44 Pages
ISBN-13: 9780811875479

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The Book That Launched an International Movement “An absolute must-read for parents.” —The Boston Globe “It rivals Rachel Carson’s Silent Spring.” —The Cincinnati Enquirer “I like to play indoors better ’cause that’s where all the electrical outlets are,” reports a fourth grader. But it’s not only computers, television, and video games that are keeping kids inside. It’s also their parents’ fears of traffic, strangers, Lyme disease, and West Nile virus; their schools’ emphasis on more and more homework; their structured schedules; and their lack of access to natural areas. Local governments, neighborhood associations, and even organizations devoted to the outdoors are placing legal and regulatory constraints on many wild spaces, sometimes making natural play a crime. As children’s connections to nature diminish and the social, psychological, and spiritual implications become apparent, new research shows that nature can offer powerful therapy for such maladies as depression, obesity, and attention deficit disorder. Environment-based education dramatically improves standardized test scores and grade-point averages and develops skills in problem solving, critical thinking, and decision making. Anecdotal evidence strongly suggests that childhood experiences in nature stimulate creativity. In Last Child in the Woods, Louv talks with parents, children, teachers, scientists, religious leaders, child-development researchers, and environmentalists who recognize the threat and offer solutions. Louv shows us an alternative future, one in which parents help their kids experience the natural world more deeply—and find the joy of family connectedness in the process. Now includes A Field Guide with 100 Practical Actions We Can Take Discussion Points for Book Groups, Classrooms, and Communities Additional Notes by the Author New and Updated Research from the U.S. and Abroad Richard Louv's new book, Our Wild Calling, is available now.

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Genre: Family & Relationships
Author: Richard Louv
Publisher: Algonquin Books
Release: 2008-04-22
File: 416 Pages
ISBN-13: 156512586X

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SOON TO BE A NETFLIX ORIGINAL SERIES! The bestselling author and creator of the hit Netflix drama The Stranger takes readers into the heart of family loyalty in this twisty page-turner that proves that the darkest secrets are often closest to home. Paul Copeland, a New Jersey county prosecutor, is still grieving the loss of his sister twenty years ago—the night she walked into the woods, never to be seen again. But now, a homicide victim is found with evidence linking him to the disappearance. The victim could be the boy who vanished along with Paul's sister. And, as hope rises that his sister could still be alive, dangerous secrets from his family's past threaten to tear apart everything Paul has been trying to hold together....

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Genre: Fiction
Author: Harlan Coben
Publisher: Penguin
Release: 2008-04-01
File: 528 Pages
ISBN-13: 9781101128671

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Author: Robert Montgomery Bird
Publisher:
Release: 1839
File: 364 Pages
ISBN-13: IND:30000111726497

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A classic from the New York Times bestselling author of A Short History of Nearly Everything and The Body. 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 lakes—and 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. For a start there's the gloriously out-of-shape Stephen Katz, a buddy from Iowa along for the walk. Despite Katz's overwhelming desire to find cozy restaurants, he and Bryson eventually settle into their stride, and while on the trail they meet a bizarre assortment of hilarious characters. But A Walk in the Woods is more than just a laugh-out-loud hike. Bryson's acute eye is a wise witness to this beautiful but fragile trail, and as he tells its fascinating history, he makes a moving plea for the conservation of America's last great wilderness. An adventure, a comedy, and a celebration, A Walk in the Woods has become a modern classic of travel literature.

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Genre: Travel
Author: Bill Bryson
Publisher: Broadway Books
Release: 2010-09-08
File: 304 Pages
ISBN-13: 0307717836

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THE STORY: A CLEARING IN THE WOODS is in a sense a fantasy--in which a multitude of times and experiences are telescoped into a single moment. The entire life of a young woman is shown during the course of the play. Atkinson, in the New York Time

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Genre: Drama
Author: Arthur Laurents
Publisher: Dramatists Play Service, Inc.
Release: 1960
File: 65 Pages
ISBN-13: 0822202158

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THE STORY: Nick is a single, Italian-American guy from New Jersey. His parents retired and moved to Florida. That doesn't mean his family isn't still in Jersey. In fact, he sees both sets of his grandparents every Sunday for dinner. This is routine

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Genre: Performing Arts
Author: Joe DiPietro
Publisher: Dramatists Play Service Inc
Release: 1999
File: 53 Pages
ISBN-13: 0822217120

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