Books for Lovers of Thoreau's Walden
a book list by Will Howarth, co-author of Deep Creek
shelved under Nature
The books listed below appeared long after Henry Thoreau died in 1862, but each echoes his fierce love for exploring personal freedom. They also emulate the place-centered nonfiction he invented in Walden, a New England pond that is "earth's eye; looking into which the beholder measures the depth of his own nature."
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About Will Howarth
As Will Howarth, I taught literature at Princeton, wrote for National Geographic, and edited The John McPhee Reader. As Dana Hand, I'm one half of a scholar-journalist team that collaborates on fiction and film. Anne Matthews and I just published our debut novel, Deep Creek, which depicts the pursuit, capture, and trial of mass murderers in 1880s Oregon and Idaho. To learn more, please visit our web site.
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