Memory of Running by Ron McLarty
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Memory of Running
By Ron McLarty

The Memory of Running

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Memory of Running by Ron McLarty

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Smithson Ide's life so far has led him nowhere. He's 43 years old, weighs 279 pounds, and keeps himself numb with food and alcohol. His only emotional ties are to his parents and to the memory of his older sister, Bethany, who has been missing for 20 years. Then his parents die in a car crash and he learns of Bethany's death in LA County. Suddenly there isn't enough beer in the world to keep Smithy from his feelings. Drunk and bereft, he takes his old Raleigh bicycle and starts cycling. Once he starts, he can't stop and then he's riding across America to recover his sister. Along the way he meets all sorts of people who help or hinder him. He hears the confession of a priest, he rescues a boy from a snow storm, he has a gun pointed in his face, he's hit by a truck and helps a man dying of AIDS. Smithy's ride is an extraordinary quest, to rediscover the past and memories of Bethany, but it's also his journey back to life.

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Book Details

ISBN: 9780751537369
ISBN-10: 0751537365
Format: Paperback
(167mm x 200mm x 27mm)
Pages: 416
Imprint: Sphere
Publisher: Little, Brown Book Group
Publish Date: 27-Jul-2006
Country of Publication: United Kingdom

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Books By Author Ron McLarty

Memory of Running by Ron McLarty Memory of Running, Paperback / softback (December 2005)

McLarty pens the story of Smithson Ide, a 43-year-old, 279-pound supervisor at a GI Joe factory, who begins a cross-country journey on his old Raleigh bicycle to retrieve the body of his beautiful, mentally disturbed sister.

Traveler by Ron McLarty Traveler, Paperback / softback

In the eagerly anticipated follow-up to "The Memory of Running," McLarty delivers the beautifully crafted story of a man who returns to his hometown to discover the truth about his past.

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Author Biography - Ron McLarty

Ron McLarty is a successful actor and audio book narrator. He lives in the USA and this is his first novel. He has a website at

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