Six walks : in the footsteps of Henry David Thoreau
by Shattuck, Ben, 1984-
|Format:||Print Book 2022|
|Availability:||Available at 7 Libraries 7 of 9 copies|
This is the first of six journeys taken by Shattuck, each one inspired by a walk once taken by Henry David Thoreau. After the Cape, Shattuck goes up Mount Katahdin and Mount Wachusett, down the coastline of his hometown, and then through the Allagash. Along the way, Shattuck encounters unexpected characters, landscapes, and stories, seeing for himself the restorative effects that walking can have on a dampened spirit. Over years of following Thoreau, Shattuck finds himself uncovering new insights about family, love, friendship, and fatherhood, and understanding more deeply the lessons walking can offer through life's changing seasons.
Intimate, entertaining, and beautifully crafted, Six Walks is a resounding tribute to the ways walking in nature can inspire us all.
Published ReviewsBooklist Review: "
Publisher's Weekly Review: "
-- New England.
Thoreau, Henry David, -- 1817-1862 -- Influence.
Walking -- New England.
New England -- Description and travel.
|Publisher|| Portland, Oregon :Tin House,2022
|Edition||First US edition.|
|Other Titles|| 6 walks
279 pages : illustrations ; 21 cm
Includes bibliographical references (pages 259-277).