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You have a standing invitation to A Familiar Wilderness: Searching for Home on Daniel Boone’s Road. 

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“A superb blend of historical narrative, commentary on the hardships of long-trail travel, interviews with local inhabitants, and personal reflections on the intersection of wilderness and civilization. … a joy to read.”
—Kenneth Wise, author of All Else is Mortal and A Natural History of Mount LeConte