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

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

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by Winton Porter
     
 

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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…  See more details below

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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.

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"For a guy whose job has him posted in the middle of nowhere, Winton Porter certainly draws a crowd." -Bo Emerson, The Atlanta Journal-Constitution

"'Just Passin’ Thru is a work of genius."-Former assistant secretary of state for the State of Iowa, Scott Ourth

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780897328494
Publisher:
Menasha Ridge Press
Publication date:
12/01/2009
Pages:
272
Sales rank:
325,738
Product dimensions:
5.40(w) x 8.40(h) x 0.60(d)

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