The Drive: Searching For Lost Memories On The Pan-american Highway

June 13, 2017|
The Drive: Searching For Lost Memories On The Pan-american Highway by Teresa Bruce
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The Drivefollows Teresa Bruce on her 2003 road trip through Mexico and onto the Pan American Highway, in a rickety camper with her old dog and new husband in tow. Bruce first set off on the exact same route in 1973, her parents at the helm and their two young daughters in tow, as a reaction to the accidental death of their youngest child, Bruce''s brother John John. Her attempt to follow the route, using her mother''s travel journal as an anecdotal guide, is as much about her need for exploration as it is about trying to understand her parents and their pain, and to finally begin to heal her own wounds over the accident.

Bruce is immensely talented in bringing scenery of Central and South America to life#151;countries from Mexico and Guatemala to Bolivia and Argentina are detailed with her innate attention to detail and sense of storytelling.The Drivedetails a really incredible journey through these beautiful, at times corrupt and war-torn countries, across roads that are as likely to be barricaded by guerrillas or washed out by floods as they are to be passable.

The Driveis travel writing at its best, combining moments of deep heartbreak with unimaginable joy over a panoply of unforgettable settings.
Teresa Bruceis a PR and marketing specialist, award-winning screenwriter, and TEDx speaker. Her PBS documentaryGod''s Gonna Trouble the Waterwon a CINE Golden Eagle. She collaborated with her photographer husband onTransfer of Grace,an award-winning collection of images and prose of the South Carolina low country. This is the first tim...
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Title:The Drive: Searching For Lost Memories On The Pan-american Highway
Format:Paperback
Product dimensions:320 pages, 8.5 X 5.75 X 1 in
Shipping dimensions:320 pages, 8.5 X 5.75 X 1 in
Published:June 13, 2017
Publisher:Basic Books
Language:English
Appropriate for ages:All ages
ISBN - 13:9781580056519

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