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Posted October 26, 2010
Two years ago, my husband and I went a road trip from New York all the way to Arizona. One of the memories that still stand out today, is that of an old white and black sign that read Route 66 as well as the signs that read 'Historic Route 66". It was not until we entered an old gas station in Texas that we learned how old that raod was. Post cards with route 66 printed on them layed all over that gas station. Needless to say, I was thrilled to be given the opportunity to review this book.
In reading Lost on Route 66: Tales from the Mother Road, written by Katelyn Bohl and Eric Wilder, I was able to relate and appreciate this highway's rich history. This road meant so many diffent things to so many different people, and I was one of them.
Lost on Route 66 is a collection of short stories, essays and poems about the famous highway and those that traveled on it or lived close to it. These stories gives you life lessons that entails the life of being an american at the turn of the century, which molded the American life of today. As I read each story, I was able to place myself on that road at the particular time. The stories are heartfelt, sad and some are humorous but in all, each story teaches us a lesson, as in my favorite story in the book "Life's Little Lessons", which describes a leather dressed, tattooed biker helping a couple with a flat tire. What he wanted in return? For the couple just to pass on the favor and help others. This story teaches us that simple lesson, "don't judge a book by it's cover" as in the case of this gentle-hearted biker.
Lost on Route 66: Tales from the Mother Road is a beautiful art of American history compiled in written memories which has now left me wanting to explore more. I wait for the day I am back on the raod, face to face with that sign that's reads "Route 66".
My office lies less than a mile from the much celebrated Route 66. I have heard many stories and tales about the fabled road and often visit its many historical sites near here. Still, I was unprepared for the wealth of knowledge and lore I received from reading the submissions for Lost on Route 66. Most of the stories, essays and poetry included in the book were penned by published authors, their combined talent nothing less than amazing, their stories and poems extraordinary. As one of the editors of Lost on Route 66, I feel like a proud papa, and this book is one gorgeous "baby" you don't want to miss.Was this review helpful? Yes NoThank you for your feedback. Report this reviewThank you, this review has been flagged.
Posted May 3, 2010
Lost on Route 66: Tales From the Mother Road is a collection of short stories, essays and poetry about the legendary highway. A lot of it is nostalgia. Some of it will make you laugh or smile. Some will bring tears to the eye. There are truths of human existence here. Most of all, this is a book about America. The voices are genuine. Traveling over 2,300 miles of our nation's past and heritage with this book is a heartening experience. The foreward by R. R. Bryan says it well: "Hitch a ride on a dream and get lost on Route 66."Was this review helpful? Yes NoThank you for your feedback. Report this reviewThank you, this review has been flagged.
Posted June 27, 2010
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