Ghost Rider: Travels on the Healing Road
Within a ten-month period, Neil Peart lost both his 19-year-old daughter, Selena, and his wife, Jackie. Faced with overwhelming sadness and isolated from the world in his home on the lake, Peart was left without direction. This memoir tells of the sense of personal devastation that led him on a 55,000-mile journey by motorcycle across much of North America, down through Mexico to Belize, and back again.
Peart chronicles his personal odyssey and includes stories of reuniting with friends and family, grieving, and reminiscing. He recorded with dazzling artistry the enormous range of his travel adventures, from the mountains to the seas, from the deserts to the Arctic ice, and the memorable people who contributed to his healing.
Ghost Rider is a brilliantly written and ultimately triumphant narrative memoir from a gifted writer and the drummer and lyricist of the legendary rock band Rush.
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Next morning I started out riding eastward on the Sun Valley Road, pausing for a
moment at the Hemingway Memorial, a bronze bust in a grove of trees by Trail
Creek. Ernest Hemingway ended his life in 1961 with a shotgun blast to the head
The city's first water commissioner, William Mulholland, was charged with finding
a new supply, and he set out in a horse-drawn wagon across the Mojave to the
Owens Valley. The Owens River delivered water from the Sierra Nevada ...
... a “sink” of another kind, contaminated with agricultural runoff from the irrigated
Imperial Valley to the south and the date palms, orchards, and vegetable farms of
the Coachella Valley to the north, until it became known as the “Salton Sewer.” ...
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After the tragic losses of both his wife and 19 year old daughter, RUSH drummer Neil Peart embarks on a 14 month, 55,000 mile motorcycle journey in order to find a reason to live. Read full review
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Imagine sending your nineteen-year-old daughter, Selena, your only child, off to college in the morning, and that evening the police show up at your front door with some "bad news". Imagine the ... Read full review