7 Books to Inspire Your Next Road Trip

Sara Taylor, author of The Lauras, picks her favorite reads about taking the long way home.

Road Trip

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The idea of hitting the road has captivated people since a time when most of us could expect to be buried no more than a mile or two from where we’d been born. Whether it’s a long-awaited expedition, such as Bilbo’s trip to visit the elves at the beginning of The Lord of the Rings, or a more spontaneous running away, as in The Adventures of Huckleberry Finn, the journey is one of the most enduring fictional set-ups. And while The Lauras begins with the abrupt decision to leave home, that’s certainly not the only way to go about a road-trip novel, as these seven books demonstrate.


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About SARA TAYLOR

SARA TAYLOR is the author of The Lauras and The Shore, which was long-listed for the Baileys Women’s Fiction Prize and shortlisted for the Guardian First Book Award and the Sunday Times Young Writer of the Year.

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