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Author: Rick Bass Narrator: Narrator Info Added Soon Publisher: Hachette Book Group Format: Unabridged Audiobook Delivery: Instant Download Audio Length: Release Date: June 2018 ISBN: 9781478986041
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An epic pilgrimage by acclaimed author Rick Bass, "an American classic" (Newsweek), to honor and thank his heroes

"A literary titan."--New York Times Book Review

"A master."--Boston Globe

"One of the very best writers we have."--San Francisco Chronicle

"Both mythic and intimate . . . A virtuoso."--O: The Oprah Magazine

"The beauty of his sentences recalls the stylistic finesse of Cormac McCarthy and Willa Cather."--Chicago Tribune

From his bid to become Eudora Welty's lawn boy to the time George Plimpton offered to punch him in the nose, lineage has always been important to Rick Bass. Now, at a turning point--in his mid-fifties, with his long marriage having dissolved and his grown daughters out of the house--Bass strikes out on a journey of thanksgiving. His aim is to make a memorable meal for each of his mentors, to express his gratitude for the way they have shaped not only his writing but his life.

The result, an odyssey to some of America's most iconic writers, is also a record of self-transformation, as Bass seeks to recapture the fire that drove him as a young man. Along the way we join in escapades involving smuggled contraband, an exploding grill, a trail of blood through Heathrow airport, an episode of dog-watching with Amy Hempel in Central Park, and a near run-in with plague-ridden prairie dogs on the way to see Lorrie Moore, as well as heartwarming and bittersweet final meals with the late Peter Matthiessen, John Berger, and Denis Johnson. Poignant, funny, and wistful, The Traveling Feast is a guide to living well and an unforgettable adventure that nourishes and renews the spirit. Download and start listening now!

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Quotes & Awards

  • Bass's reflective, funny, and generous chronicle of culinary adventures and nourishing literary encounters will renew readers' appreciation for stories and storytellers and how literature guides us back 'to some deeper, older place.' Booklist (starred review)
  • In his latest, fiction and nature writer Bass pens an entertaining and love-infused gastronomical memoir...Dripping with tasty anecdotes, literary tales, and great food, this joyful book is delightful. Kirkus
  • A literary titan...His world-building is beautiful, crisp, and perfect. New York Times Book Review
  • Bass's prose is charged with a lyrical intensity rare in American fiction. The beauty of his sentences recalls the stylistic finesse of Cormac McCarthy and Willa Cather."
  • Chicago Tribune
  • Extravagant...Writing of this quality creates a stillness in the mind. Time
  • One of the very best writers we have."
  • San Francisco Chronicle
  • A master...A singular voice whose early promise continues to be an enduring gift to readers. Boston Globe
  • Durable and authentic...A writer who can both frighten and amaze. Jim Harrison
  • Both mythic and intimate...A virtuoso. O, the Oprah Magazine
  • Bass can lift a common moment into a shared experience that is universal. Seattle Times

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About the Author

Author Rick Bass

Rick Bass is an American author of numerous award-winning works of fiction and nonfiction. His memoir Why I Came West was a finalist for the National Book Critics Circle Award. His short fiction, which has appeared in the New Yorker, the Atlantic, Esquire, and the Paris Review, as well as numerous times in Best American Short Stories, has earned him multiple O. Henry Awards and Pushcart Prizes as well as NEA and Guggenheim fellowships. He was born and raised in Texas, worked as a petroleum geologist in Mississippi, and has lived in Montana’s Yaak Valley for almost three decades.