9th Ave: Finn Murphy and Dave Madden

Wednesday, June 21, 2017 - 7:30pm

This event will be held at our 9th Ave. location.

 

 

Finn Murphy discusses his new book, The Long Haul: A Trucker's Tales of Life on the Road with Dave Madden.

 

Praise for The Long Haul

 

“The Long Haul comes at a politically relevant moment, with a pleasing balance of humor, wisdom and unvarnished insights into a way of life that makes the American way of life possible.” Mark Vanhoenacker, author of Skyfaring

“The Long Haul is funny and sad and wise, and it shows us the lives of people we depend on.” Matthew B. Crawford author of Shop Class as Soulcraft

 

About The Long Haul

 

More than thirty years ago, Finn Murphy dropped out of college to become a long-haul trucker. Since then he’s covered more than a million miles packing, loading, and hauling people’s belongings all over America. Known by his trucker handle as U-Turn, he spends his days (and many of his nights) in a 53-foot eighteen-wheeler he calls Cassidy.

 

In The Long Haul, Murphy offers a trucker’s-eye view of America on the move. Going far beyond the myth of the American road trip, he whisks readers down the I-95 Powerlane, across the Florida Everglades, in and out of the truck stops of the Midwest, and through the steep grades of the Rocky Mountains. As he crisscrosses the country, Murphy recounts with wit, candor, and charm the America he has seen change over the decades, from the hollowing-out of small towns to changing tastes in culture and home furnishings.

 

 

The Long Haul: A Trucker's Tales of Life on the Road Cover Image
$26.95
ISBN: 9780393608717
Availability: On Our Shelves Now. Call store for up-to-the-minute availability.
Published: W. W. Norton & Company - June 6th, 2017

More than thirty years ago, Finn Murphy dropped out of college to become a long-haul trucker. Since then he's covered more than a million miles packing, loading, and hauling people's belongings all over America. Known by his trucker handle as U-Turn, he spends his days (and many of his nights) in a 53-foot eighteen-wheeler he calls Cassidy.


If You Need Me Iall Be Over There Cover Image
$16.00
ISBN: 9780253020628
Availability: On Our Shelves Now. Call store for up-to-the-minute availability.
Published: Break Away Book Club Edition - June 2016

After the Plains queered him, Dave Madden decided to return the favor. This outstanding collection of short stories tells the tale of a different kind of difference--one not set in the glittering lights of New York or Los Angeles, but in the grand and wide American Midwest.


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