Books by walkers: a literary stroll

HSFC_2020_01_28_Page32My January 28, 2020 book culture column for the San Francisco Chronicle:

I love to walk. It never fails to lift my spirits to get outside and put one foot in front of the other, whatever the season, urban or rural, early morning or evening, alone or with friends. Walking holds a special place in literature, both in novels where the characters themselves stroll, saunter, amble and drift, and in nonfiction books wherein some of our best writers muse about, theorize on and analyze the art of walking.

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