An Evening with Rinker Buck

Award Winning Author, Rinker Buck discusses his books Oregon Trail  and Life on The Mississippi in an exclusive event at Aaron's Books

October 19, 7pm
Tickets $20, includes a copy of Life on The Mississippi

 

Rinker Buck began his career in journalism at the Berkshire Eagle and was a longtime staff writer for the Hartford Courant. He has written for Vanity FairNew YorkLife, and many other publications, and his work has won the PEN New England Award, the Eugene S. Pulliam National Journalism Writing Award, and the Society of Professional Journalists Sigma Delta Chi Award. He is the New York Times bestselling author of The Oregon Trail and Flight of Passage.

 

 

 

#1 NEW YORK TIMES BESTSELLER • #1 Indie Next Pick • Winner of the PEN New England Award

A major bestseller that has been hailed as a “quintessential American story” (Christian Science Monitor), Rinker Buck’s The Oregon Trail is an epic account of traveling the 2,000-mile length of the Oregon Trail the old-fashioned way—in a covered wagon with a team of mules—that has captivated readers, critics, and booksellers from coast to coast. Simultaneously a majestic journey across the West, a significant work of history, and a moving personal saga, Buck’s chronicle is a “laugh-out-loud masterpiece” (Willamette Week) that “so ensnares the emotions it becomes a tear-jerker at its close” (Star Tribune, Minneapolis) and “will leave you daydreaming and hungry to see this land” (The Boston Globe).

 

 

NEW YORK TIMES BESTSELLER * “Audacious…Life on the Mississippi sparkles.” —The Wall Street Journal * “A rich mix of history, reporting, and personal introspection.” —St. Louis Post-Dispatch * “Both a travelogue and an engaging history lesson about America’s westward expansion.” —The Christian Science Monitor

A modern-day Huck Finn, Buck casts off down the river on the flatboat Patience accompanied by an eccentric crew of daring shipmates. Over the course of his voyage, Buck steers his fragile wooden craft through narrow channels dominated by massive cargo barges, rescues his first mate gone overboard, sails blindly through fog, breaks his ribs not once but twice, and camps every night on sandbars, remote islands, and steep levees. As he charts his own journey, he also delivers a richly satisfying work of history that brings to life a lost era.
 

 

 

Event date: 
Thursday, October 19, 2023 - 7:00pm
Event address: 
35 E. Main Street
Lititz, PA 17543
$20.00
SKU: RBuck

The Oregon Trail: A New American Journey By Rinker Buck Cover Image
$19.99
ISBN: 9781451659177
Availability: In Store & Available
Published: Simon & Schuster - June 7th, 2016

Life on the Mississippi: An Epic American Adventure By Rinker Buck Cover Image
$19.99
ISBN: 9781501106385
Availability: In Store & Available
Published: Avid Reader Press / Simon & Schuster - May 16th, 2023