Rinker Buck, the former longtime Courant staff writer, is not afraid to travel long distances for an uncertain reward. So on July 2 he will travel from northwestern Connecticut to Madison to talk about his new book, The Oregon Trail: A New American Journey.
As most of Rinker’s friends in journalism know, he and his brother took a covered wagon cross country retracing the famous Oregon Trail; and Rinker, of course, wrote about it. The work has gotten some good early reviews, he reports.
Rinker will be at the R.J. Julia Booksellers, 768 Boston Post Road, Madison, CT 06443 July 2 at 7 p.m.
Rinker’s first book was about his cross-country flight in a small aircraft.
His next mode of travel writing has yet to be determined.