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On the road

by:Kerouac, Jack, 1922-1969

Follows the counterculture escapades of members of the Beat generation as they seek pleasure and meaning while traveling coast to coast.

Editions:632  Date:1954 - 2020  Genre(s):Autobiographical fiction, Autobiographical fiction, Autobiographical fiction, Road fiction, Road fiction


A turn in the road

by:Macomber, Debbie

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 long-time widow, Ruth would like very much to reconnect with Royce, the love of her youth. Bethanne's ex-husband, Grant, would like to reconcile, so she also has a major life decision to consider. And Annie is out to prove to her onetime boyfriend that she can live a brilliant life without him. But even the best-laid plans can take an unexpected turn -- or even be completely derailed.

Editions:38  Date:2011 - 2017  Genre(s):Domestic fiction, Christian fiction, Road fiction, Road fiction, Domestic fiction


Sing, unburied, sing : a novel

by:Ward, Jesmyn

Jojo and his toddler sister, Kayla, live with their grandparents, Mam and Pop, and the occasional presence of their drug-addicted mother, Leonie, on a farm on the Gulf Coast of Mississippi. Leonie is simultaneously tormented and comforted by visions of her dead brother, which only come to her when she's high; Mam is dying of cancer; and quiet, steady Pop tries to run the household and teach Jojo how to be a man. When the white father of Leonie's children is released from prison, she packs her kids and a friend into her car and sets out across the state for Parchman farm, the Mississippi State Penitentiary, on a journey rife with danger and promise. Sing, Unburied, Sing grapples with the ugly truths at the heart of the American story and the power, and limitations, of the bonds of family. Rich with Ward's distinctive, musical language, Sing, Unburied, Sing is a majestic new work and an essential contribution to American literature.

Editions:61  Date:2017 - 2019  Genre(s):Thrillers (Fiction), Thrillers (Fiction), Road fiction, Road fiction, Road fiction


The electric kool-aid acid test

by:Wolfe, Tom

Tom Wolfe's much-discussed kaleidoscopic non-fiction novel chronicles the tale of novelist Ken Kesey and his band of Merry Pranksters. In the 1960s, Kesey led a group of psychedelic sympathizers around the country in a painted bus, presiding over LSD-induced "acid tests" all along the way. Long considered one of the greatest books about the history of the hippies, Wolfe's ability to research like a reporter and simultaneously evoke the hallucinogenic indulgence of the era ensures that this book, written in 1967, will live long in the counter-culture canon of American literature.

Editions:134  Date:1966 - 2018  Genre(s):Road fiction, Road fiction, Road fiction


The Dharma bums

by:Kerouac, Jack, 1922-1969

Two ebullient young men are engaged in a passionate search for dharma, or truth. Their major adventure is the pursuit of the Zen way, which takes them climbing into the high Sierras to seek the lesson of solitude, a lesson that has a hard time surviving their forays into the pagan groves of San Francisco's Bohemia with its marathon wine-drinking bouts, poetry jam sessions, experiments in "yabyum," and similar nonascetic pastimes.

Editions:245  Date:1950 - 2019  Genre(s):Road fiction, Road fiction, Road fiction


Diary of a wimpy kid : the long haul

by:Kinney, Jeff

The Heffley family road trip starts off full of promise, then quickly takes several wrong turns -- with everything from a fender bender to crazed seagulls -- but even the worst road trip can turn into an adventure, and this is one the Heffleys will not soon forget.

Editions:58  Date:2007 - 2019  Type:Juvenile  Genre(s):Juvenile works, Diary fiction, Diary fiction, Road fiction, Road fiction


Monsignor Quixote

by:Greene, Graham, 1904-1991

"A direct descendant of his famous namesake, Father Quixote is a humble parish priest. By chance he is advanced to Monsignor, resulting in furor in the bishopric. Quixote and his friend Sancho Zancas, the Communist ex-mayor of the village, leave for a pilgrimage across Spain."--Container.

Editions:158  Date:1978 - 2018  Genre(s):Humorous fiction, Picaresque literature, Road fiction


Off season

by:Siddons, Anne Rivers

"Anne Rivers Siddons tells the beautiful, tragic, and redemptive story of a woman who searches for meaning after her husband dies"--Provided by publisher.

Editions:36  Date:2005 - 2014  Genre(s):Psychological fiction, Psychological fiction, Road fiction


On the road

by:Kerouac, Jack, 1922-1969

"As he travels across 1950s America, aspiring writer Sal Paradise chronicles his escapades with the charismatic Dena Moriarty. Sal admires Dean's passion for experiencing as much as possible of life and his wild flights of poetic fancy."

Editions:125  Date:1955 - 2019  Genre(s):Autobiographical fiction, Autobiographical fiction, Autobiographical fiction, Road fiction


A step of faith : the fourth journal of The walk series

by:Evans, Richard Paul

Alan Christoffersen decided to leave his painful memories behind and walk from Seattle to the farthest point on the map, Key West. In St. Louis, when his severe vertigo is diagnosed as the side effect of a brain tumor, Alan must go to Los Angeles for treatment. He is surrounded by those who care most for him, but one by one he alienates them all, and he resumes his journey in angry loneliness. Can he have faith that life can be worth living again?

Editions:20  Date:2013 - 2014  Genre(s):Christian fiction, Diary fiction, Diary fiction, Christian fiction, American, Road fiction


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