It's Labor Day and although summer is now officially over, that doesn't mean we can't still dream about next year's road trip.
Perhaps Cape Disappointment in Deception Bay won’t make the cut, but how about a visit to Good-humored Island?
Learn more about these destinations, among others like Big Hurrah Creek or the towns of Angel’s Camp and Robber’s Roost, in the newly reissued Names on the Land, George R. Stewart's classic study of place-naming in the United States.
If you’re in the New York area this week, Matt Weiland, who wrote the book’s introduction, will host two evenings of readings:
September 2, 2008, 7:00 pm
163 Court Street
Writers Tom Vanderbilt, Mike Wallace, and Colson Whitehead will read from the Names on the Land and Edwin Frank, editor of NYRB Classics, will introduce the event.
September 4, 2008, 7:00 pm
McNally Jackson (formerly McNally Robinson)
52 Prince St.
Writers Robert Sullivan, Nathaniel Rich, and Ian Parker will read from Names on the Land and Edwin Frank, editor of NYRB Classics, will introduce the event.