Just Passin' Thru
offers an unusual perspective on the Appalachian Trail; not of one who hikes, but that of a dedicated storekeeper in the Georgia woods.
Author: Winton Porter
Softcover; 248 pages; black-and-white photographs
Menasha Ridge Press; copyright 2009
In Just Passin’ Thru, Winton Porter tells the story of Georgia’s
historic Mountain Crossings trading post and sketches some of the remarkable souls who have passed through it over the years. These folks are as varied as their reasons for walking. Some are wise and kind; some are depraved and dangerous. Some just hang out, and barely hang on. Many are gifted storytellers themselves. They may walk the trail without any special agenda or destination, because they have nowhere else to go. They may walk in brave inspiration, knowing each step may be their last. They offer tales of grand ambitions and shattered dreams, of courage and kindness, or mindless cruelty. Brought to life in Porter’s vivid prose, Just Passin' Thru delivers their long-deserved family album.
Comments about Menasha Ridge Press Just Passin' Thru:
I absolutely loved this book! Winton Porter has a gift for storytelling and this book was full of fun and thought provoking stories. Any reader will enjoy it but fans of the outdoors will especially be engaged with tales from the AT store.
Was this a gift?:
Bottom Line Yes, I would recommend this to a friend