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Library Book Club: The Stranger in the Woods

Library Book Club: The Stranger in the Woods

All times listed in Central Time.

Join us for a group book discussion of Michael Finkel's bestseller The Stranger in the Woods: The Extraordinary Story of the Last True Hermit.

The Library has not purchased copies of this book for our discussion. The book is readily available from a public library. Please obtain a copy of the book from your public library, or purchase the book from a bookstore.

About the Book: “In 1986, a shy and intelligent twenty-year-old named Christopher Knight left his home in Massachusetts, drove to Maine, and disappeared into the forest. He would not have a conversation with another human being until nearly three decades later, when he was arrested for stealing food. Living in a tent even through brutal winters, he had survived by his wits and courage, developing ingenious ways to store edibles and water, and to avoid freezing to death. He broke into nearby cottages for food, clothing, reading material, and other provisions, taking only what he needed but terrifying a community never able to solve the mysterious burglaries. Based on extensive interviews with Knight himself, this is a vividly detailed account of his secluded life - why did he leave? what did he learn? - as well as the challenges he has faced since returning to the world. It is a gripping story of survival that asks fundamental questions about solitude, community, and what makes a good life, and a deeply moving portrait of a man who was determined to live his own way, and succeeded.” (Source: Amazon)

Open to students, faculty, and staff.

Wednesday, July 17, 2019
12:00pm - 1:00pm
Kindlon 311 (Library Conference Room)
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