By Terri Peterson Smith
Mixing literature and go back and forth, this booklet deals a glance at 15 U.S. locations featured within the works of recognized writers. Designed as a consultant to assist avid bibliophiles event, in individual, the locations they’ve merely examine, award-winning journalist Terri Peterson Smith takes readers on energetic excursions that come with a Mark Twain encouraged steamboat cruise at the Mississippi, a satan within the White urban view of Chicago within the Gilded Age, a voyage during the footsteps of the immigrants and iconoclasts of San Francisco, and a glance at low kingdom Charleston’s wealthy literary culture. With recommendation on making plans relaxing team go back and forth and lit journey advice for newcomers, this source additionally positive aspects “beyond the book” stories, similar to Broadway indicates, Segway excursions, and kayaking, making it a distinctive reference for someone who desires to expand the adventure of an outstanding read
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