Sea to Shining Sea

Berton Roueche, Author Dutton Books $18.95 (278p) ISBN 978-0-525-24356-4
In this collection of pieces from the New Yorker, Roueche (The Medical Detectives, etc.) takes us on memorable journeys here and abroad. There is a cross-country trip aboard Amtrak, a hazardous canoe voyage with Eskimos in the Bering Sea, another down the Mississippi on a giant tow. Roueche runs a whitewater stream in the Ozarks, follows the lone physician of Jal, N.M., on a day's rounds and reports on urban development in Portland, Ore. The descriptions of his European travels, by train and canal barge, are evocative enough to rouse a restless feeling in travel-minded readers. Back home, he describes the aftermath of a storm and tells what it is like to live without electricity. Three pieces written more than 30 years agoabout a Shaker community, Sag Harbor and Amagansettshow their age; but the remaining ones, about people, travel and places, are delightful. January 23
Reviewed on: 01/01/1986
Release date: 01/01/1986
Mass Market Paperbound - 978-0-380-70265-7
Hardcover - 493 pages - 978-0-8161-4130-2
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