The good news is that Bill Bryson has a new book out. The bad news is that he writes his delightful books faster than I can read them.
I have three of his books on my shelves waiting to be read: At Home, A Walk in the Woods, and Neither Here Nor There. I have read two of his travel books: Notes from a Small Island (England) and The Lost Continent (America).
I adore him. You can read why here.
His new book is One Summer: America 1927. Here he does a bit of time travel and looks at some of the astounding events of that season: Lindbergh's flight; Babe Ruth's home run record; a shocking murder case; the movie The Jazz Singer; an execution; the flooding of the Mississippi and Ohio Rivers; a prize fight; the Model A automobile; and, the beginnings of Mount Rushmore.
I am sure that in Mr. Bryson's capable hands this will be a fascinating read full of intriguing facts and laugh-out-loud asides as only he can write.
I may just have to sneak this one to the top of my TBR List.