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The Resource The stranger in the woods : the extraordinary story of the North Pond hermit, by Michael Finkel

The stranger in the woods : the extraordinary story of the North Pond hermit, by Michael Finkel

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The stranger in the woods : the extraordinary story of the North Pond hermit
Title
The stranger in the woods
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the extraordinary story of the North Pond hermit
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by Michael Finkel
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Language
eng
Summary
"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
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Title
The stranger in the woods
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There are three types of hermits in the world, according to Finkel: protesters, pilgrims, and pursuers. But Christopher Knight doesn’t seem to fit any of these categories. So why, at the age of 20, did he drive into a forest in Maine and disappear for 27 years, his only human interaction a single ‘hi’ with a passing hiker? This book uses the incredible but true story of Knight, ‘the last true hermit,’ to explore themes of solitude, introversion and the meaning of life. -- Megan Tristao for LibraryReads
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10558149
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BTCTA
Dewey number
  • 974.1/22043092
  • B
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LC call number
CT9991.K65
LC item number
F56 2017ab
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biography
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Read by Mark Bramhall
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adult
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the extraordinary story of the last true hermit
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the extraordinary story of the last true hermit
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by Michael Finkel
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Extraordinary story of the North Pond hermit
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The stranger in the woods : the extraordinary story of the North Pond hermit, by Michael Finkel
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The stranger in the woods : the extraordinary story of the North Pond hermit, by Michael Finkel
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Dimensions
4 3/4 in.
Dimensions
4 3/4 in. or 12 cm. diameter
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Edition
Unabridged.
Extent
5 audio discs (6 1/2 hr.)
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not applicable
Isbn
9781101924907
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Kind of disc cylinder or tape
mass produced
Kind of material
plastic with metal
Media category
audio
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rdamedia
Media type code
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Other control number
9781101924907
Other physical details
digital
Publisher number
  • PRHA 5210
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digital recording
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sound disc
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1.4m. per second (discs)
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Library Locations

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      43.19289 -70.876331
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