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Don't Make Me Pull Over!: An Informal History of the Family Road Trip

Richard Ratay · Scribner
Pages: 288
Format: Hardcover

Part pop history and part whimsical memoir in the spirit of National Lampoon's Vacation - Don't Make Me Pull Over! is a nostalgic look at the golden age of family road trips - a halcyon era that culminated in the latter part of the twentieth century, before portable DVD players,...
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Between Two Kingdoms

Suleika Jaouad · Random House
Pages: 288
Format: Hardcover

A searing, deeply moving memoir of illness and recovery that traces one young woman's journey from diagnosis to remission and, ultimately, a road trip of healing and self-discovery.In the summer after graduating from college, Suleika Jaouad was preparing, as they say in commencement...
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The Road Trip

Beth O'Leary · Berkley
Format: Paperback

What if the end of the road is just the beginning?Four years ago, Dylan and Addie fell in love under the Provence sun. Wealthy Oxford student Dylan was staying at his friend Cherry's enormous French villa; wild child Addie was spending her summer as the on-site caretaker. Two years...
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Side Trip

Kerry Lonsdale · Lake Union Publishing
Pages: 333
Format: Paperback

With her deceased sister's Route 66 bucket list in hand, California girl Joy Evers sets out on a cross-country road trip to meet up with her fiancé, checking off the bullets along the way.Singer-songwriter Dylan Westfield has a serious case of wanderlust and a broken-down car. Stuck...
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Lake Success: A Novel

Gary Shteyngart · Random House
Pages: 352
Format: Hardcover

When his dream of the perfect marriage, the perfect son, and the perfect life implodes, a Wall Street millionaire takes a cross-country bus trip in search of his college sweetheart and ideals of youth in the long-awaited novel, his first in seven years, from the acclaimed, bestselling author...
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The Unlikely Pilgrimage of Harold Fry: A Novel

Rachel Joyce · Random House
Pages: 320
Format: Book

Meet Harold Fry, recently retired. He lives in a small English village with his wife, Maureen, who seems irritated by almost everything he does, even down to how he butters his toast. Little differentiates one day from the next. Then one morning the mail arrives, and within the stack of quotidian...
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Wild: From Lost to Found on the Pacific Crest Trail

Cheryl Strayed · Vintage Books
Pages: 315
Format: Paperback

#1 NATIONAL BESTSELLER

At twenty-two, Cheryl Strayed thought she had lost everything. In the wake of her mother's death, her family scattered and her own marriage was soon destroyed. Four years later, with nothing more to lose, she made the most impulsive decision of her life....

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On the Road: 50th Anniversary Edition

Jack Kerouac · Viking Adult; Anniversary edition
Pages: 320
Format: Hardcover

On the Road chronicles Jack Kerouac's years traveling the North American continent with his friend Neal Cassady, "a sideburned hero of the snowy West." As "Sal Paradise" and "Dean Moriarty", the two roam the country in a quest for self-knowledge and experience....
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Conventionally Yours

Annabeth Albert · Sourcebooks Casablanca
Pages: 400
Format: Paperback

When two "big name fans" go head-to-head at a convention, love isn't the only thing at stake.Charming, charismatic, and effortlessly popular, Conrad Stewart seems to have it all...but in reality, he's scrambling to keep his life from tumbling out of control. Brilliant,...
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The Dog Went Over the Mountain: Travels With Albie: An American Journey

Peter Zheutlin · Pegasus Books
Pages: 304
Format: Hardcover

The New York Times bestselling author of Rescue Road embarks on a cross-country journey to take the measure of America with a loyal friend.

On the cusp of turning 65, a man and his beloved rescue dog of similar vintage take a poignant, often bemusing, and keenly observed...
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The red car

Marcy Dermansky · Liveright Publishing Corporation
Pages: 206
Format: Print book

A wildly imaginative, rebellious, and tender tale of independence from the critically acclaimed author of Bad Marie.

With each new novel, Marcy Dermansky deploys her "brainy, emotionally sophisticated" (New York Times) prose to greater and greater heights, and The Red Car is no exception.

Leah...

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The Unlikely Adventures of the Shergill Sisters: A Novel

Balli Kaur Jaswal · William Morrow
Pages: 320
Format: Hardcover

The author of the Reese Witherspoon Book Club selection Erotic Stories for Punjabi Widows follows her acclaimed America debut with this life-affirming, witty family drama - an Indian This Is Where I Leave You - about three Punjabi sisters embarking on a pilgrimage to their homeland to lay their...

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Lost Children Archive: A novel

Valeria Luiselli · Knopf
Pages: 416
Format: Hardcover

From the two-time NBCC Finalist, a fiercely imaginative novel about a family's summer road trip across America--a journey that, with breathtaking imagery, spare lyricism, and profound humanity, probes the nature of justice and equality in America today.

A mother and father set out with...
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Census

JESSE BALL · Ecco
Pages: 272
Format: Hardcover

A powerful and moving new novel from an award-winning, acclaimed author: in the wake of a devastating revelation, a father and son journey north across a tapestry of towns

When a widower receives notice from a doctor that he doesn't have long left to live, he is struck by the question...

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NOS4A2: A Novel

Joe Hill · William Morrow
Pages: 692
Format: Print book

NOS4A2 is a spine-tingling novel of supernatural suspense from master of horror Joe Hill, the New York Times bestselling author of Heart-Shaped Box and Horns.

Victoria McQueen has a secret gift for finding things: a misplaced bracelet, a missing photograph, answers to unanswerable...

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Whistling Past the Graveyard

Susan Crandall · Gallery Books
Pages: 308
Format: Paperback

Whistling past the graveyard. That's what Daddy called it when you did something to keep your mind off your most worstest fear. . . . In the summer of 1963, nine-year-old Starla Claudelle runs away from her strict grandmother's Mississippi home. Starla's destination is Nashville,...
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I Wanna Be Where You Are

Kristina Forest · Roaring Brook Press
Pages: 272
Format: Hardcover

A debut young adult rom-com about an African American ballerina who finds love on the road to an audition.

"In a world where it's easy to lose faith in love, I Wanna Be Where You Are is a brilliant burst of light. A dazzling debut." -- Nic Stone, New York...

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Alice Isn't Dead: A Novel

JOSEPH FINK · Harper Perennial
Pages: 336
Format: Hardcover

From the New York Times bestselling co-author of It Devours! and Welcome to Night Vale comes a fast-paced thriller about a truck driver searching across America for the wife she had long assumed to be dead.

"This is not a story. It's a road trip."

Keisha Taylor...

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All My Mother's Lovers: A Novel

Ilana Masad · Dutton
Pages: 336
Format: Hardcover

One of . . . Electric Literature's "Most Anticipated Debuts of Early 2020" * O Magazine's "31 LGBTQ Books That'll Change the Literary Landscape in 2020" * Publisher Weekly's "Spring 2020 Literary Fiction Announcements" * Buzzfeed's "Most...
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Bird Summons

· Weidenfeld & Nicolson
Format: Hardcover

BIRD SUMMONS is a magic carpet ride into the forest of history and the lives of women. Deep and wild' Lucy Ellmann, author of SWEET DESSERTS and MIMISalma, happily married, tries every day to fit into life in Britain. When her first love contacts her, she is tempted to risk it all and return...
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Kissing in America

Margo Rabb · Harper
Pages: 391
Format: Print book

Acclaimed writer Margo Rabb's Kissing in America is "a wonderful novel about friendship, love, travel, life, hope, poetry, intelligence, and the inner lives of girls," raves internationally bestselling author Elizabeth Gilbert (Eat, Pray, Love) .

In the two years since...

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The Wangs vs. the World

Jade Chang · Houghton Mifflin Harcourt
Pages: 354
Format: Print book

THE WANGS VS. THE WORLD is an outrageously funny tale about a wealthy Chinese-American family that "loses it all, then takes a healing, uproarious road trip across the United States" (Entertainment Weekly) . Their spectacular fall from riches to rags brings the Wangs...
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The Borrower: A Novel

Rebecca Makkai · Viking Adult; 1 edition
Format: Hardcover

In this delightful, funny, and moving first novel, a librarian and a young boy obsessed with reading take to the road. Lucy Hull, a young childrens librarian in Hannibal, Missouri, finds herself both a kidnapper and kidnapped when her favorite patron, ten- year-old Ian Drake, runs away...
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Have Dog, Will Travel: A Poet's Journey

STEPHEN KUUSISTO · Simon & Schuster
Pages: 256
Format: Hardcover

In a lyrical love letter to guide dogs everywhere, a blind poet shares his delightful story of how a guide dog changed his life and helped him discover a newfound appreciation for travel and independence.

At the age of thirty-eight, Stephen Kuusisto - who has managed his whole life...
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One Plus One: A Novel

Jojo Moyes · Penguin Group USA
Pages: 384
Format: Paperback

One single mom. One chaotic family. One quirky stranger. One irresistible love story from the New York Times bestselling author of Me Before You and After You. American audiences have fallen in love with Jojo Moyes. Ever since she debuted Stateside she has captivated readers and reviewers...
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America for Beginners: A Novel

LEAH FRANQUI · William Morrow
Pages: 320
Format: Hardcover

Recalling contemporary classics such as Americanah, Behold the Dreamers, and The Brief Wondrous Life of Oscar Wao, a funny, poignant, and insightful debut novel that explores the complexities of family, immigration, prejudice, and the American Dream through meaningful and unlikely friendships...

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Hippie

PAULO COELHO · Knopf
Pages: 288
Format: Hardcover

If you want to learn about yourself, start by exploring the world around you.

Drawing on the rich experience of his own life, best-selling author Paulo Coelho takes us back in time to relive the dreams of a generation that longed for peace and dared to challenge the established...
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Into the Wild

Jon Krakauer · Into the Wild
Format: Paperback

In April 1992 a young man from a well-to-do family hitchhiked to Alaska and walked alone into the wilderness north of Mt. McKinley. His name was Christopher Johnson McCandless. He had given $25,000 in savings to charity, abandoned his car and most of his possessions, burned all the cash...
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The Sisters Chase

Sarah Healy · Houghton Mifflin Harcourt
Pages: 304
Format: Hardcover

A gripping novel about two sisters who are left homeless by their mother's death and the lengths the fierce older sister will go to protect her beloved young charge

The hardscrabble Chase women - Mary, Hannah, and their mother Diane - have been eking out a living running a tiny seaside...
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Loop Group

Larry McMurtry · Simon & Schuster; 3RD edition
Format: Hardcover

In perhaps his finest "contemporary" novel since "Terms of Endearment," Larry McMurtry, with his miraculously sure touch at creating instantly recognizable women characters, and his equally miraculous sharp eye for the absurdities of everyday life in the modern West,...
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Everything She Didn't Say

JANE KIRKPATRICK · Revell
Pages: 336
Format: Paperback

In 1911, Carrie Strahorn wrote a memoir entitled Fifteen Thousand Miles by Stage, which shared some of the most exciting events of 25 years of traveling and shaping the American West with her husband, Robert Strahorn, a railroad promoter, investor, and writer. That is all fact. Everything...
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The Vagabonds: The Story of Henry Ford and Thomas Edison's Ten-Year Road Trip

Jeff Guinn · Simon & Schuster
Pages: 320
Format: Hardcover

The fascinating story of two American giants - Henry Ford and Thomas Edison - whose annual summer sojourns introduced the road trip to our culture and made the automobile an essential part of modern life, even as their own relationship altered dramatically.

In 1914 Henry Ford and naturalist...
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The Travelling Cat Chronicles

Hiro Arikawa · Berkley
Pages: 288
Format: Hardcover

A life-affirming anthem to kindness and self-sacrifice, The Travelling Cat Chronicles shows how the smallest things can provide the greatest joy.

We take journeys to explore exotic new places and to return to the comforts of home, to visit old acquaintances and to make new friends....
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Lovecraft Country: A Novel

MATT RUFF · HARPERPERENNIAL
Pages: 400
Format: Print book

The critically acclaimed cult novelist makes visceral the terrors of life in Jim Crow America and its lingering effects in this brilliant and wondrous work of the imagination that melds historical fiction, pulp noir, and Lovecraftian horror and fantasy.Chicago, 1954. When his father Montrose...
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A Turn in the Road

Debbie Macomber · Mira
Pages: 333
Format: Print book

In the middle of the year, in the middle of her life, Bethanne Hamlin takes a road trip with her daughter, Annie, and her former mother-in-law, Ruth.

They're driving to Florida for Ruth's 50th high-school reunion. A longtime widow, Ruth would like to reconnect with Royce, the love...
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A Dog Named Beautiful: A Marine, a Dog, and a Long Road Trip Home

Rob Kugler · Flatiron Books
Pages: 304
Format: Hardcover

An uplifting and unforgettable story of a US Marine, his extraordinary dog, and the road trip of a lifetime.

When US Marine Rob Kugler returns from war he had given up not only a year of his life in service to his country, but he had also lost a brother in the fighting as well....

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He Started It

Samantha Downing · Berkley
Pages: 384
Format: Hardcover

From the twisted mind behind mega hit My Lovely Wife comes the story of a family - not unlike your own - just with a few more violent tendencies thrown in....Beth, Portia, and Eddie Morgan haven't all been together in years. And for very good reasons - we'll get to those later....
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Heroes of the Frontier

Dave Eggers · Alfred A. Knopf
Pages: 385
Format: Print book

A picaresque adventure and spiritual coming-of-age tale On the Roadcrossed with Henderson the Rain King Deeply affecting. Michiko Kakutani, The New York Times
Longlisted foran Andrew Carnegie Medal for Excellence in Fiction

A captivating, often hilarious...
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100 Drives, 5,000 Ideas: Where to Go, When to Go, What to Do, What to See

Joe Yogerst · National Geographic
Pages: 304
Format: Paperback

The sequel to the best-selling 50 States, 5,000 Ideas takes readers on the road trip of a lifetime: 100 epic journeys through all 50 states and 10 Canadian provinces offering thousands of diverting sites, roadside attractions, and pure fun along the way.

From a vineyard route...
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Leisure Seeker, The: A Novel

Michael Zadoorian · William Morrow
Pages: 272
Format: Print book

"The Leisure Seeker is a sweet natured travelogue that's about the end of the road in more ways than one ... .The Dangerous Book for Seniors!"
- Bob Morris, author of Assisted Loving


A sort of Easy Rider meets The Notebook, Michael...

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Paper Ghosts: A Novel of Suspense

Julia Heaberlin · Ballantine Books
Pages: 368
Format: Hardcover

A gripping thriller about a man who may or may not have dementia - and who may or may not be a serial killer - from a master of twists and turns, in the tradition of Laura Lippman and Gillian Flynn

An obsessive young woman has been waiting half her life - since she was twelve years...
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Last Bus to Wisdom: A Novel

Ivan Doig · Riverhead Books
Pages: 464
Format: Hardcover

Named a Best Book of the Year by the Seattle Times, San Francisco Chronicle, and Kirkus Review

The final novel from a great American storyteller.

Donal Cameron is being raised by his grandmother, the cook at the legendary Double W ranch in Ivan Doig's beloved...

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Insurrecto

Gina Apostol · Soho Press
Pages: 336
Format: Hardcover

Histories and personalities collide in this literary tour-de-force about the Philippines' present and America's past by the PEN Open Book Award-winning author of Gun Dealer's Daughter.Two women, a Filipino translator and an American filmmaker, go on a road trip in Duterte's...
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The Young Widower's Handbook: A Novel

Tom McAllister · Algonquin Books of Chapel Hill
Pages: 288
Format: Hardcover

"Funny, sad, and smart . . . Part wacky road novel, part romantic comedy, McAllister's debut flies along yet reaches deep." - Stewart O'Nan, author of West of Sunset

For Hunter Cady, meeting Kaitlyn is the greatest thing that has ever happened to him. Whereas he had spent...
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The Last Days of California: A Novel

Mary Miller · W W Norton & Co Inc
Pages: 256
Format: Hardcover

A teenage girl and her unraveling family travel cross-country in preparation for the Rapture in this radiant, highly anticipated debut. Fifteen-year-old Jess is on a road trip to the end of the world. Her evangelical father has packed up the family and left their Montgomery, Alabama, home...
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Travels with Charley in Search of America (Penguin Twentieth-Century Classics)

John Steinbeck · Penguin Classics
Pages: 210
Format: Paperback

Today, nearly forty years after his death, Nobel Prize winner John Steinbeck remains one of America?s greatest writers and cultural figures. Over the next year, his many works published as black-spine Penguin Classics for the first time and will feature eye-catching, newly commissioned...
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Mosquitoland

David Arnold · Viking
Pages: 342
Format: Hardcover

"Top-notch" - USA Today
"Illuminating" - Washington Post
"A breath of fresh air" - Entertainment Weekly
"Memorable" - People

I am a collection of oddities, a circus of neurons and electrons: my heart...
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Denali: A Man, a Dog, and the Friendship of a Lifetime

Ben Moon · Penguin Books
Pages: 288
Format: Paperback

The story of a dog, his human, and the friendship that saved both of their lives.When Ben Moon moved from the Midwest to Oregon, he hadn't planned on getting a dog. But when he first met the soulful gaze of a rescue pup in a shelter, Ben instantly felt a connection, and his friendship...
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The Great Escape: A Novel

Susan Elizabeth Phillips · William Morrow; 1 edition
Format: Hardcover

Perennial New York Times bestselling author Susan Elizabeth Phillips now provides her fans with The Great Escape from ordinary women's romantic fiction.One of today's most beloved writers, the incomparable Phillips follows up her utterly beguiling hit, Call Me Irresistible ("Phillips...
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As I Lay Dying: The Corrected Text

William Faulkner · Vintage; Reissue edition
Format: Print book

"I set out deliberately to write a tour-de-force. Before I ever put pen to paper and set down the first word I knew what the last word would be and almost where the last period would fall." - William Faulkner on As I Lay Dying As I Lay Dying is Faulkner's harrowing account...
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