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Road Angels: Searching for Home Down America's Coast of Dreams
by Kent Nerburn (Goodreads Author)
Ride shotgun with Kent Nerburn on a remarkable journey that uncovers the myths and dreams of America's West Coast. Fearing that his passion for life was dimming and worried that his family needed to escape the harsher realities of Minnesota life, Nerburn set out from the stark landscape of a northern winter to drive down the coastal roads of Washington, Oregon, and Califor ...more
Paperback, 336 pages
Published June 1st 2002 by HarperOne
(first published 2001)
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Sep 23, 2008 Eileen rated it it was amazing
Recommends it for: Required readind, folks - with a good cup of coffee and the light just right
Road Angels - I won't spoil the fun of this sweet, personal book by revealing what that phrase refers to. Just know that this book is even more of Kent Nerburn than the other ones by him that I review here at Goodreads. Yet there is a familiar feel to our protagonist, for those of us who've read other works by him. In Road Angels, Nerburn finds himself on the other side of the hill, picking up speed, and reflecting on his life and times. Doing so metaphorically, he sets out to do the same litera ...more
4.5! I found this book randomly in a thrift store in Kansas City right before I got on a 36 hour train ride. I really loved this book, and enjoyed it thoroughly. First of all the author and I are both from Minnesota, and the book is about a journey he takes by car down the Pacific Coast to see if maybe the West Coast is where home should really be. I left Minnesota in 1999 on my own journey west. I tried out San Francisco first (didn't fit) and then ultimately moved to Portland (it fits). The mi ...more