January 10, 2017
Travels with Charley: In search of America by John Steinbeck
Feeling that as an American writer he has lost touch with his country, the author sets out on a swing around the United States to see what it is really like. He travels in a trailer with "an old French gentleman poodle." Here is the leisurely account of what he saw, whom he talked with, and his conclusions, hopeful and otherwise.
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One Man's Wilderness: An Alaskan Odyssey by Richard Proenneke
A day-to-day account of 1960s life in Alaska's Twin Lakes region based on the journals of Dick Proenneke, a retired mechanic and carpenter who set out to build a wilderness homestead. Chronicles the construction of Proenneke's cabin, his daily activities, and his adventures in nature. Includes 1998 Afterword. 1973.
Call-in number: 1-877-820-7831, passcode: 331626.
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