Friday, April 16, 2010

Best books for lovers of Henry Thoreau's "Walden"

At Flashlight Worthy, Will Howarth, co-author of Deep Creek, named a list of books that echo [Henry David Thoreau's] "fierce love for exploring personal freedom" and "emulate the place-centered nonfiction he invented in Walden."

One title on the list:
A Walk in the Woods: Rediscovering America on the Appalachian Trail
by Bill Bryson

A humorous, self-deprecating story of two urban mid-lifers hiking the Appalachian Trail. Along the way, they shape up, lose their snark, and begin to appreciate the difficulty of preserving wilderness in postmodern times.
Read about the other books on Howarth's list.

A Walk in the Woods is one of Eric Blehm's ten favorite books.

--Marshal Zeringue