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Walking Home: A Woman's Pilgrimage on the Appalachian Trail (Official Guides to the Appalachian Trail)

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Publisher Comments:

The Appalachian Trail stretches from Georgia to Maine, a grueling 2,000-mile journey marked by white blazes that doggedly lead to the summit of every mountain in its path. For hikers, it represents a pilgrimage to the very heart of outdoor culture. For Kelly Winters, it was that and more. "I felt there was a place I needed to get to," she writes, "not a physical place, but an emotional, psychological, spiritual one." So she quit her job, left behind an unhealthy relationship, and set foot on the trail, where for the next six months, as a member of a nomadic tribe of zealots, slackers, heiresses, stoners, saints, and freaks, overcoming exhaustion, hunger, injuries, and loneliness, she moved northward. Winters's account, in the tradition of our best outdoor chroniclers from John Muir to Jon Krakauer, captures the sense of both majestic isolation and quirky community, the moments of staggering beauty and of startling terror, and the conflicting senses of exhilaration and futility that exist in outdoor adventure. But, most vividly, Walking Home is an exceptionally truthful, often funny, exciting account of an emotional and spiritual journey filled with courage, healing, developing trust, unexpected strength, and most surprisingly, lasting love.

Features:

8 page photo insert

Marketing Plans:

Advance Reader Copies. Awareness campaign to hiking and outdoor clubs. Outdoor media push including Outside Magazine , Backpacker , National Geographic Adventure . Other media including Fresh Air, NPR's, Morning Edition, Ms. Magazine, SI for Women, Femsport, O The Oprah Magazine.

Kelly Wintersis a freelance writer and editor living in Bayville, N.Y. She is the author of Along Long Island,published by Side Roads Press. An excerpt of Walking Homeappeared in A Woman's Path: Women's Best Spiritual Travel Writing,published by Travelers'Tales Inc.

Book News Annotation:

A travelogue of the author's time hiking the vast majority of the Appalachian Trail from Springer Mountain, Georgia to Mahoosuc Notch in Maine. She recounts the travails of attempting to thru-hike the entire trail and recalls the many characters she met who were also thru- hiking the 2,000 mile trail.
Annotation c. Book News, Inc., Portland, OR (booknews.com)

Synopsis:

"Walking Home" is the true story of a young woman's quest for a new life along the Appalachian Trail, a journey filled with courage, healing, unexpected strength, and lasting love.

Synopsis:

"Part outdoor-adventure tale, part feminist empowerment treatise, and part plain old gripping read," said "Publishers Weekly.Not unlike many others, Winters left a job and an unhealthy relationship to seek a deeper sense of herself. Unlike many, her story is exceptionally well-written, often funny, and insightful.

Product Details

ISBN:
9781555836580
Subtitle:
s Pilgrimage on the Appalachian Trail
Author:
Winters, Kelly
Publisher:
Alyson Books
Location:
Los Angeles, CA
Subject:
Women
Subject:
Hiking
Subject:
Backpacking
Subject:
Appalachian Trail
Subject:
Travelers
Subject:
General Sports & Recreation
Edition Number:
1st ed.
Edition Description:
Includes bibliographical references.
Series:
Official Guides to the Appalachian Trail
Series Volume:
G-5
Publication Date:
20010901
Binding:
Paperback
Grade Level:
General/trade
Language:
English
Illustrations:
Yes
Pages:
320
Dimensions:
8.00 x 5.00 in

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Product details 320 pages Alyson Books - English 9781555836580 Reviews:
"Synopsis" by , "Walking Home" is the true story of a young woman's quest for a new life along the Appalachian Trail, a journey filled with courage, healing, unexpected strength, and lasting love.
"Synopsis" by , "Part outdoor-adventure tale, part feminist empowerment treatise, and part plain old gripping read," said "Publishers Weekly.Not unlike many others, Winters left a job and an unhealthy relationship to seek a deeper sense of herself. Unlike many, her story is exceptionally well-written, often funny, and insightful.
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