TRAVELING LIGHT: A YEAR OF WANDERING, FROM CALIFORNIA TO ENGLAND & TUSCANY & BACK AGAIN
Author: Bill Barich
Publisher: GLOBE PEQUOT ( THE LYONS PRESS, FALCON), Sep 2000
Classic collection of travel and adventure tales from one of the master prose stylists of our time. Ten chronological chapters from a year of wandering, from the Pacific NW to Tuscany & to the trout-laden streams of California. 6x9 inches, 224 pgs.
Here is a travel book with a difference: ten chronological chapters from a year of wandering, from the Pacific Northwest to Tuscany and back again to the trout-laden streams of California. Join Barich as he travels the globe, from the trout streams of Northern California to the auction ring at Saratoga, where millions of dollars may be gaveled away for a yearling thoroughbred; from seedy London pubs to a run-down Florentine palazzo during a glorious Italian spring. Learn the science of English beer brewing, the art of fly tying, how to generate hydroelectric power, the proper analysis of the Daily Racing Form, and the best way to eat artichokes.
Freshness, wit, and Barichs distinctive voice create a luminous travelogue crackling with an inimitable curiosity and an elegance of style that marks every step of this remarkable journey.
I had a fine time with Traveling Light. Barich is a splendid prose stylist. . . . I will continue to look forward to anything he writes. --Jim Harrison
Barich is a wonderful writer. His angle of vision is his own, his prose is a delight. --Larry McMurtry
Witty, knowledgeable, good writing . . . start Barich now and keep reading him. --Tom McGuane
ABOUT THE AUTHOR
Bill Barich is the author of seven books, among them Laughing in the Hills, Big Dreams: Into the Heart of California, Crazy for Rivers, and most recently The Sporting Life. Barich has written extensively for The New Yorker as well as Playboy and Sports Illustrated. He is the recipient of a Guggenheim Fellowship, and lives near San Francisco, California.