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“The ultimate road trip.”—The Denver Post
“[An] engaging travelogue of a remarkable journey packed with plenty of intriguing tidbits for armchair travelers.”—The Boston Globe
“It is a joy to read these stories. I mean that: pure joy. The Longest Road is the best thing to come along since Blue Highways and Travels with Charley.”—Doug Stanton, New York Times bestselling author of Horse Soldiers
“[Caputo] keeps the narrative moving with his observant eye and mordant sense of humor.”—The New York Times Book Review
“A new book from the Pulitzer Prize-winning Caputo . . . is always an event. Pithily capturing their characters and opinions about the state of America, Caputo snares reading devotees of a classic American theme, the road trip.”—Booklist (starred review)
“[Caputo] gives us a view not only of the 17,000 miles he traveled but of the many people with whom he spoke. The novelist and multi-award-winning journalist, whose Rumor of War was one of the defining books of the Vietnam era, should get it just right.”—Library Journal
“A continental tale that is always engaging and frequently reassuring.”—Publishers Weekly
“This reporter has more stamina in him than your average 21-year-old . . . Caputo creates captivating portraits of a wide variety of communities.”—Kirkus Reviews
Philip Caputo is a Pulitzer Prize-winning journalist and author of many works of fiction and nonfiction, including A Rumor of War, one of the most highly praised books of the twentieth century. His novels include Acts of Faith, The Voyage, Horn of Africa, and his most recent, Crossers. He and his wife, Leslie Ware, divide their time between Norwalk, Connecticut, and Patagonia, Arizona.
Philip Caputo introduces The Longest Road: Overland in Search of America, from Key West to the Arctic Ocean.
Philip Caputo discusses 'The Longest Road: Overland in Search of America, from Key West to the Arctic Ocean' on The Leonard Lopate Show.
Philip Caputo discusses 'The Longest Road: Overland in Search of America, from Key West to the Arctic Ocean' on MSNBC's Weekends with Alex Witt.