Synopses & Reviews
After ten years in England, expatriate American Bill Bryson was gripped by an urge to return to the land of his youth. Borrowing his mothers old Chevrolet, Bryson travelled 13,978 miles through thirty–eight states, seeing pretty much what he wanted to see, and a good deal that he didnt. He visited Mark Twains birthplace and the place where Roosevelt died. He glimpsed the Grand Canyon through a thick fog and failed to find the giant Californian Sequoia you can drive through. At once a savagely funny portrait of contemporary America and a poignant memoir of lost youth, The Lost Continent is a comic masterpiece.
About the Author
Bill Bryson, OBE, is a bestselling American author of humorous books on travel, as well as books on the English language and on science. Born in America, he was a resident of North Yorkshire, UK, for most of his professional life before moving back to the U.S. in 1995. In 2003, Bryson moved back to the UK, living in Norfolk, and was appointed Chancellor of Durham University.