Books by Jerry Ellis

Released: March 1, 2003

"Hikers may find it useful. Medieval scholars will scowl."
Where 14th-century English pilgrims once trod, an Alabama outdoorsman finds hotels, convenience stores, and plenty of other things that remind him—remarkably—of Chaucer. Read full book review >
Released: Oct. 13, 1995

"A long schlepp with a pompous and unenlightening guide."
In his third book Ellis (Bareback!, 1993; Walking the Trail, 1991) sticks with his by now familiar conceit: trekking an arduous path across historical territory to find out the truth about history and himself. Read full book review >
Released: Sept. 9, 1993

"Maybe Ellis should have bought a saddle—as it is, he falls off this nag of a book, hard."
Aimless account of the several months Ellis spent retracing the route of the Pony Express riders from St. Read full book review >
Released: Oct. 1, 1991

"Peripatetic true confessions that hook the reader with their very ingenuousness—a genuine American tale."
Ellis, a free-lance writer who is part Cherokee Indian, journeys on foot from Oklahoma to his hometown of Fort Payne, Alabama—symbolically retracing the 900-mile path his ancestors took on their forced odyssey out of the southern states in 1838. Read full book review >