His latest book is The Longest Road: Overland in Search of America, from Key West to the Arctic Ocean.
One of Caputo's six favorite travel books, as told to The Week magazine:
Travels With Charley by John Steinbeck.Read about the other books on the list.
Steinbeck's chronicle of an epic 1960 road trip with his poodle is a traveler's tale, a self-portrait, and a portrait of America at the advent of a tumultuous decade. The chapter portraying "the Cheerleaders" — a band of racist white women protesting a New Orleans school's integration — is devastating in its understatement.