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The stranger in the woods : the extraordinary story of the North Pond hermit

Finkel, Michael, author.,
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First edition.

"For readers of Jon Krakauer and The Lost City of Z, a remarkable tale of survival and solitude--the true story of a man who lived alone in a tent in the Maine woods, never talking to another person and surviving by stealing supplies from nearby cabins for twenty-seven years. In 1986, twenty-year-old Christopher Knight left his home in Massachusetts, drove to Maine, and disappeared into the woods. 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 in winter, he had survived by his wits and courage, developing ingenious ways to store food and water, to avoid freezing to death. He broke into nearby cottages for food, clothes, 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 the why and how of his secluded life--as well as the challenges he has faced returning to the world. A riveting 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"--Publisher description.

Available copies

  • 17 of 24 copies available at OWWL.

Current holds

5 current holds with 24 total copies.
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Avon Free Library 974.12 FIN (Text)
Adult Nonfiction
52113300437827
Available
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Bloomfield Public Library 974.1 Finkel (Text)
Adult New Materials
52133300106016
Available
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Bristol Library 974.12 FIN (Text)
Adult Nonfiction
52134300034760
Checked out
10/05/2017
This copy is new and can only be picked up at this library.
Caledonia Library Association 974.12 FIN (Text)
Adult Nonfiction
52135300283935
Available
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Clifton Springs Library 974.122 Fin (Text)
Adult Nonfiction
52115300319400
Available
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Dansville Public Library 974.12 FIN (Text)
Adult Nonfiction
52117300452181
Checked out
10/11/2017
Geneva Public Library 974.122 FIN (Text)
Second Floor New Books
52118300787451
Available
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Gorham Free Library B KNIGHT (Text)
Adult Biography
52119300155806
Available
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Honeoye Public Library 974.12 (Text)
New Adult Nonfiction
52120300323923
Available
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Lyons Public Library B KNIGHT (Text)
Adult Nonfiction
52141300468492
On holds shelf
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