November Book Club: "Stranger in the Woods" by Michael Finkel

"Stranger in the Woods" Titcomb's Bookshop Book Club November 2018

Our November Book Club selection is Stranger in the Woods: The Extraordinary Story of the Last True Hermit by Michael Finkel. 

Our Book Club meets the third Tuesday of every month at 7:00 pm upstairs at the bookshop.  No reservations necessary, everyone is welcome.

About the book:

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.

 

Event date: 

Tuesday, November 20, 2018 - 7:00pm to 9:00pm

Event address: 

Titcomb's Bookshop
432 Route 6A
East Sandwich, MA 02537
The Stranger in the Woods: The Extraordinary Story of the Last True Hermit Cover Image
$16.00
ISBN: 9781101911532
Availability: On Our Shelves Now
Published: Vintage - January 30th, 2018