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Driving cross-country in a van named Ghost Dancing, Heat-Moon (the name the Sioux give to the moon of midsummer nights) meets up with all manner of folk, from a man in Grayville, Illinois, "whose cap told me what fertilizer he used" to Scott Chisholm, "a Canadian citizen ... [who] had lived in this country longer than in Canada and liked the United States but wouldn't admit it for fear of having to pay off bets he made years earlier when he first 'came over' that the U.S. is a place no Canadian could ever love." Accompanied by his photographs, Heat-Moon's literary portraits of ordinary Americans should not be merely read, but savored. --This text refers to an out of print or unavailable edition of this title.
If only I could write as well. As a person who loves to travel, I found this book an inspirational on how to notice things, how to talk to people, and how to capture it all into... Read morePublished 24 days ago by Robert Wylie
For those whole the adventure of travel this is a must read. The back roads is where we find the real America and that's what this is all about. Loved it.Published 27 days ago by J. Owen
I really liked this book. Heat-Moon told about the old places and spoke to the real people of these places of generations. He told of his reasons and the out come of this trip. Read morePublished 1 month ago by Jo Harmon
Enjoyed the book and the americana it uncovered. I sensed an underlying political current that seemed to run throughout the book, surfacing if and when the author felt inclined to... Read morePublished 1 month ago by Jim Clark
A very enjoyable and interesting book to read. There was a lot of "folk wisdom" in it. It's not a book that one might say "I cannot put it down--I can't wait till I... Read morePublished 1 month ago by Glenn Jahnke
Loved this book. Wonderful writer and interesting subject. He has a unique way of looking at the world. Looking forward to reading more of his books.Published 2 months ago by Gail K. Piland
Loved this book when it first came out and I'm loving it again at a more leisurely pace. I have read and will probably reread all of Least Heat-Moon's books.Published 2 months ago by L Gamble
As the spouse of someone who always takes the freeway (fastest GPS route in a race to our destination), I SO envied the author in his slow, introspective exploration of the back... Read morePublished 3 months ago by Mak
I have really enjoyed 'riding' along with him on his journey. He can paint a good picture that puts you there.Published 3 months ago by BONNIE RIXFORD