The Courier-Journal Reviews Slowspoke

Slowspoke - Mark Schimmoeller

If you loved Barbara Kingsolver’s family farm narrative “Animal, Vegetable, Miracle,” you’ll want to read “Slowspoke: A Unicyclist’s Guide to America,” about a Kentucky man’s cross-country travels by unicycle. The book is actually three alternating stories: Mark Schimmoeller’s childhood growing up with former Peace Corps volunteer parents in a house with no running water, telephone or television; his 1992 trip; and his recent life with his wife in a rural 12-by-24-foot cabin with a wood-burning stove, solar oven and harvested rainwater.

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