Land of the free. Home of the brave. Kingdom of the Kardashians. Yes, America has given the world much to celebrate in a short space of time. The nation’s roster of top class authors is no exception to that rule. Since splitting from the land of Shakespeare, Orwell and Dickens, writers of the United States have blessed the world with thousands upon thousands of memorable tales themselves. Put these esteemed names alongside America’s thriving tourism industry, with its chocolate-box countryside, gargantuan food portions and downright friendly demeanor, and, well, you might just have the trip of a lifetime. We’ve whittled down eight of the very best literary pilgrimages you can take this summer and beyond. Enjoy… And do make sure to click here for a literary travel guide of the UK
Must. Visit. All. These!
But someday I’m going to find somebody and love him and love him and never let him go.
F. Scott Fitzgerald, Tender Is the Night
Books are the plane, and the train, and the road. They are the destination, and the journey. They are home.
For whatever we lose
(a you or a me)
it’s always ourselves
we find in the sea.
- E.E. Cummings
If people could see me the way I see myself - if they could live in my memories - would anyone love me?
John Green, An Abundance of Katherines
So, what if, instead of thinking about solving your whole life, you just think about adding additional good things. One at a time. Just let your pile of good things grow.
I survived because the fire inside me burned brighter than the fire around me.