The Lost Continent: Travels in Small-town America Topics for Discussion

Bill Bryson
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What is it that prompts Bryson's decision to make the trip?

What is Amalgam? Is Bryson's search for it reasonable?

List at least three places Bryson visits that he visited as a child with his family. Compare the visits.

Describe Bryson's family.

Describe at least three places Bryson believes to be good and at least five that disappointed him. What are some of the things that attract him? Repel him?

What is Bryson's impression of the Smithsonian? What aspects of the museum have changed for him since his previous visit there? Does he call that a positive change?

What kinds of personal memories do Bryson insert into his travel stories? What is the purpose?

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