Road Trip Reads

Many of us take a trip over the summer with family members or friends. Why not take a road trip with your book discussion group? A St. Louis County Library book discussion kit can take your book group on a journey and you never have to leave the city. The book kit has a copy of the book for each member plus a readers' guide in case you get lost along the way.

Here are a few "trips" that may be fun for you book group:

"Annie Freeman's Fabulous Traveling Funeral" by Kris Radish
Katherine Givens, a corporate attorney and divorced mother of one, finds her uneventful life turned upside down when she receives an unexpected bequest from her late friend, Annie G. Freeman, taking her and four other women on a wild and life-transforming road trip from the deserts of New Mexico to the shores of Lake Superior, as they celebrate the bonds of female friendship. 
 
"Harry Truman's Excellent Adventure: the True Story of a Great American Road Trip" by Matthew Algeo
Provides a history of Harry and Bess Truman's 2,5000-mile automobile journey from Missouri to New York, a trip begun on June 19, 1953 with no Secret Service protection and no travelling press.

"Travels With Charley" by John Steinbeck
Author John Steinbeck was 58 when he set out to rediscover the country he had been writing about for so many years. With his elderly French poodle, Charley, he embarked on a quest across America, from the northermost tip of Maine to California's Monterey Peninsula. Traveling the interstates and the country roads, they stopped to smell America: trucker and strangers, old friends and new acquaintances. Steinbeck's poignant, perceptive reflections reveal the American character: a blend of unexpected kindnesses and racial hostilities, loneliness and humor.
 
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