Egan leads us on an unconventional, freewheeling tour: from America's oldest continuously inhabited community, the Acoma Pueblo in New Mexico, to the high kitsch of Lake Havasu City, Arizona, where London Bridge has been painstakingly rebuilt stone by stone; from the fragile beauty of Idaho's Bitterroot Range to the gross excess of Las Vegas, a city built as though in defiance of its arid environment. In a unique blend of travel writing, historical reflection, and passionate polemic.
12 Books That Changed My Life // From The Happiness of Pursuit and The Art of Asking, to His Dark Materials, and The Ocean at the End of the Lane. Fiction and non-fiction of every kind, books have shaped my life from the moment I could read. I'm sharing y