Far-Flung Hubbell:: Essays from the American Road

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A collection of engaging essays about the odd corners of America covers such topics as the disappearance of the five-and-ten store, the nation's latest Elvis sightings, St. Louis's Bowling Alley Hall of Fame, and much more. 15,000 first printing.

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This engaging collection of New Yorker articles by the author of A Country Year takes the reader on a series of thirteen wigged-out journeys, from a search for the best pie joints of the eastern U.S. to a tour of places where the undead Elvis has been sighted. Hubbell's calm, tongue-firmly-in-cheek prose is a great delight.

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Hubbell (A Book of Bees), formerly a regular contributor to the New Yorker, deals with a variety of subjects in this collection of entertaining and informative essays previously published separately. Because she traveled widely in her three-quarter-ton pickup delivering the honey she made on her Ozark farm, several of Hubbell's pieces evoke life at truck stops and in the small towns she passed through. In "The Great American Pie Expedition," she describes the mouthwatering, summer-long odyssey across the U.S. she embarked on in search of the best restaurant pies and concludes, "Never eat pie within one mile of an interstate highway." In other articles, she interviews a woman who recently sighted Elvis, examines the state of five-and-dime stores, visits a magicians' convention and shares her love of the outdoors. Hubbell's ready wit is never caustic, and she reports on her country and its citizens with curiosity and respect. Illustrations not seen by PW.
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