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Author: Madeline Raynor
Adventure Is Out There! Find It in 10 Thrilling Memoirs
This summer, take your mind through gripping tales of modern adventures - climbing mountains, hiking trails, crossing deserts - while you're safe at home with the air conditioner on. Bill Bryson proves a humorous and insightful narrator as he recounts his journey on the Appalachian Trail. Robyn Davidson is inexplicably drawn toward taking a 1,700 miles journey across the Australian desert accompanied by four camels. At the age of 19, Patrick Leigh Fermor begins a journey from London to Constantinople... on foot. David Miller describes tackling the Appalachian Trail in minute detail. What happens when a New York Times obituary writer bikes across America? He writes a book to reflect on his experience. This is the story of Tom Ryan and his brave miniature schnauzer, Atticus M. Finch, who set out to scale all forty-eight of New Hampshire's four thousand foot White Mountains twice in the unforgiving winter. Fresh out of college, Suzanne Roberts embarks on the John Muir trail with two friends in an effort to escape responsibility in this part adventure, part coming-of-age story.

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