Smithy is an American original, worthy of a place on the shelf just below your Hucks, your Holdens, your Yossarians. --Stephen KingEvery so often, a novel comes along that captures the public's imagination with a story that sweeps readers up and takes them on a thrilling, unforgettable ride. Ron McLarty's The Memory of Running is this decade's novel. By all accounts, especially his own, Smithson Smithy Ide is a loser. An overweight, friendless, chain-smoking, forty-three-year-old drunk, Smithy's life becomes completely unhinged when he loses his parents and long-lost sister within the span of one week. Rolling down the driveway of his parents' house in Rhode Island on his old Raleigh bicycle to escape his grief, the emotionally bereft Smithy embarks on an epic, hilarious, luminous, and extraordinary journey of discovery and redemption.
It takes about 8 Hours and 14 minutes on average for a reader to read The Memory Of Running. This is based on the average reading speed of 250 Words per minute.
The recommended reading level for The Memory Of Running is College Freshman and Up .
The Memory Of Running is 384 pages long.
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