Tuesday, January 9, 7:30 PM
Fort Greene Nonfiction Book Group discusses A Walk in the Woods: Rediscovering America on the Appalachian Trail
At Greene Grape Annex
Led by Greenlight bookseller Nick, our nonfiction book group in Fort Greene reads and discusses the most fascinating topics in nonfiction, both classic and contemporary, with seasonal themes covering a variety of genres. For January, the group discusses A Walk in the Woods by Bill Bryson. 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. 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.
Greene Grape Annex is located at 753 Fulton Street, across the street from the bookstore. Current book group picks are always 15% off at Greenlight, in the store or online.