NPL's Non-fiction Book Club: The Stranger in the Woods: The Extraordinary Story of the Last True Hermit by Michael Finkel - This event has already occurred
Tuesday, April 9, 2019 2:00 p.m. - 4:00 p.m.
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438 Park Ave. Newmarket, Ontario, Canada L3Y 1W1
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Multi-purpose room (ground level)
NPL's newest book club has chosen four popular non-fiction titles to read for the Fall '18 and Spring '19 season. From September to April we will cover these books allowing for 6-8 weeks to read each book. Be a part of NPL's first non-fiction book club and enjoy these excellent reads. Register below or drop in.
3rd Book: The Stranger in the Woods: The Extraordinary Story of the Last True Hermit by Michael Finkel
Book Club Meeting Date: Tues., April 9, 2019, 2-4 p.m.
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 re-examine 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.
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