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Nonfiction Book Club - The Stranger in the Woods: The Extraordinary Story of the Last True Hermit

Tuesday December 17, 2019
6:30 PM until 7:30 PM


Join our book club at the library! This book club will focus on nonfiction works. This month's title is The Stranger in the Woods: The Extraordinary Story of the Last True Hermit by Michael Finkel.

"Many people dream of escaping modern life. Most will never act on it—but in 1986, twenty-year-old Christopher Knight did just that when he left his home in Massachusetts, drove to Maine, and disappeared into the woods. He would not have a conversation with another person for the next twenty-seven years. 
Drawing on extensive interviews with Knight himself, journalist Michael Finkel shows how Knight lived in a tent in a secluded encampment, developing ingenious ways to store provisions and stave off frostbite during the winters. A former alarm technician, he stealthily broke into nearby cottages for food, books, and supplies, taking only what he needed but sowing unease in a community plagued by his mysterious burglaries. Since returning to the world, he has faced unique challenges—and compelled us to reexamine our assumptions about what makes a good life. By turns riveting and thought-provoking, The Stranger in the Woods gives us a deeply moving portrait of a man determined to live his own way."-Amazon


Location: Certuse Room
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