Book Club Kit: Blue Highways

Blue Highways: A Journey into AmericaBlue Highways: A Journey Into America
by William Least Heat-Moon
First Published: 1982
6 Copies & Reading Guide

William Least Heat-Moon’s journey into America began with little more than the need to put home behind him. At a turning point in his life, he packed up a van and escaped out of himself and into the country. The people and the places he discovered on his roundabout trip down the back roads and through small, forgotten towns are unexpected and full of the spark and wonder of ordinary life.

Reading Guide:
Galesburg Public Library – Includes Discussion Questions

Lonely Planet – “Travel Literature Review: Blue Highways” by Jessica Boland
Goodreads – Find out what fellow readers think about Blue Highways on Goodreads.

On the Web:
CNN – “Back-road Adventurer on America’s Blue Highways
C-SPAN – William Least Heat-Moon discusses Blue Highways

If you enjoyed Blue Highways, you might like these:
I’m a Stranger Here Myself: Notes on Returning to American After 20 Years Away by Bill Bryson
Travels with Charley: In Search of America by John Steinbeck
Assassination Vacation by Sarah Vowell}
Going Back to Bisbee (Book Club Kit) by Richard Shelton
Lost on Planet China (Book Club Kit) by J Maarten Troost


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