Blue Highways: A Journey into America
by William Least Heat-Moon
Published in 1983 to phenomenal reviews, "Blue Highways: A Journey into America" became a cult classic on par with Jack Kerouac's On the Road and John Steinbeck's Travels with Charley. In this highly acclaimed, bestselling memoir, a 38-year-old laid-off college professor of Sioux and white blood drives around the U.S. on the "blue highways, " the rural back made that are coloured blue on old maps. The places he discovers during his 13,000-mile journey are unexpected, sometimes mysterious, and often full of simply the wonder of the ordinary.
Not much else to say so instead I’ll give you a wonderful song which has as its title the first and last words of the above heading – Blue Moon sung by Ella Fitzgerald!