Just Passin' Thru: A Vintage Store, the Appalachian Trail, and a Cast of Unforgettable Characters

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Just Passin' Thru: A Vintage Store, the Appalachian Trail, and a Cast of Unforgettable Characters

Format:  Paperback,

248 pages

Publisher: Pgw

Publish Date: Dec 2009

ISBN-13: 9780897328494

ISBN-10: 0897328493

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Like a well-crafted stage play, "Just Passin' Thru" delivers one suspenseful scene after another. But in this historic setting -- a store on the Appalachian Trail called Mountain Crossings -- the characters who show up are no fictional creations. They are the real-life stars of the author's new life as a backpack-purging, canteen-selling, hostel-running, bandage-taping, lost-child finding, argument-settling, romance-fixing, chili-making man of many faces. Like any good drama, there are the good guys (and gals) and the weirdos, too. Some show up once (and that's enough), and some appear again and again. Some are friends, and some dangerous. But all are united by two things: the author's story-capturing talent, and whatever it is that lures them to attempt (or conquer) a 2,200-mile path that climbs and plummets from Georgia to Maine.


Publisher: Pgw
Publish Date: Dec 2009
ISBN-13: 9780897328494
ISBN-10: 0897328493
Format: Paperback
Number of Pages: 248
Shipping Weight (in pounds): 0.7
Product in Inches (L x W x H): 5.5 x 8.25 x 0.75

Chapter outline

Dedicationp. vii
Special Thanksp. ix
Prefacep. x
Dream Big ... Real Bigp. 1
Pansy-Ass and Other Funny Plantsp. 9
It Ain't About the Miles ...p. 17
PowerBars and Olive Oilp. 25
ACold Snapp. 33
Indian Artifactsp. 41
Crawfish and Jambalayap. 55
Snow Dayp. 67
The Special Giftp. 77
Loracp. 87
Minnesota Smithp. 101
The Footp. 117
Cultures Collidep. 131
The Lady's Slipper Killerp. 147
Just Left of Crazyp. 159
Samsonite Twinsp. 179
Double Dosep. 191
Swingers in the Crosswindsp. 207
International Man of Mysteryp. 225
Living in the Breezeway of Lifep. 239
About the Authorp. 249

Awards and Recognitions

  • National Outdoor Book Awards, 2010 (United States)

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