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About a quarter of a century ago, a previously unknown writer named William Least Heat-Moon wrote a book called Blue Highways. Acclaimed as a classic, it was a travel book like no other. Quirky, discursive, endlessly curious, Heat-Moon had embarked on an American journey off the beaten path. Sticking to the small places via the small roads – those coloured blue on maps – he uncovered a nation deep in character, story, and charm.
Acclaimed by critics as a modern classic, ROADS TO QUOZ is Heat-Moon’s long-awaited return to the back roads. It is a lyrical, funny, and touching account of a series of American journeys into small-town America.


- Dallas Morning News 'A Great American Gothic....Despite his vision of a society that has depleted far too much (forests, aquifers, coastlines) through its excesses, Heat-Moon's sense of humor remains intact
Los Angeles TIMES
- Wall Street Journal 'This is a call to get out a map and explore rural America the beautiful. If urban life makes you feel like you're losing your mind and your way, set out to your own blue highway to quoz
- Fort Worth Star-Telegram 'Mr. Heat-Moon demonstrates such a sharp intelligence, relentless curiosity and fine phrasing that nothing more could be desired’
Altogether wonderful . . . Heat-Moon loves the funky byways of America. . . . His destinations matter less than the infectious curiosity he brings to every journey
- Entertainment Weekly Mr. Heat-Moon's enthusiasm for wherever he happens to be carries the day. If Roads to 'Quoz bears a message, it is that beyond the strip malls and chain restaurants, a complex and fascinating country is still out there for those who