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The Stranger in the Woods: The Extraordinary Story

Between the Lines Book Club

2019-07-24 19:00:00 2019-07-24 20:00:00 America/Chicago The Stranger in the Woods: The Extraordinary Story The Between the Lines Book Club reads "The Stranger in the Woods: The Extraordinary Story of the Last True Hermit" by Michael Finkel. Books can be picked up at the circ desk a month before the event. Dyer-Schererville

Wednesday, July 24
7:00pm - 8:00pm

Add to Calendar 2019-07-24 19:00:00 2019-07-24 20:00:00 America/Chicago The Stranger in the Woods: The Extraordinary Story The Between the Lines Book Club reads "The Stranger in the Woods: The Extraordinary Story of the Last True Hermit" by Michael Finkel. Books can be picked up at the circ desk a month before the event. Dyer-Schererville

Dyer-Schererville

Meeting Room Whole (A & B)

The Between the Lines Book Club reads "The Stranger in the Woods: The Extraordinary Story of the Last True Hermit" by Michael Finkel. Books can be picked up at the circ desk a month before the event.

Many people dream of escaping modern life, but most will never act on it. This is the remarkable true story of a man who lived alone in the woods of Maine for 27 years, making this dream a reality--not out of anger at the world, but simply because he preferred to live on his own.

In 1986, a shy and intelligent twenty-year-old named Christopher Knight left his home in Massachusetts, drove to Maine, and disappeared into the forest. 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 through brutal winters, he had survived by his wits and courage, developing ingenious ways to store edibles and water, and to avoid freezing to death. He broke into nearby cottages for food, clothing, 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 his secluded life--why did he leave? what did he learn?--as well as the challenges he has faced since returning to the world. It is a gripping 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.

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Dyer-Schererville

Phone: 219-322-4731

Branch manager
Chris

Hours
Mon, May 25 Closed
Tue, May 26 Closed
Wed, May 27 Closed
Thu, May 28 Closed
Fri, May 29 Closed
Sat, May 30 Closed
Sun, May 31 Closed

About the branch

The Dyer-Schererville Branch is located in Schererville on the south side of US 30 (Lincoln Highway), just west of US 41 (Indianapolis Boulevard) at Fountain Park Drive. The branch features a warm and inviting atmosphere with wood furnishings, subtle colors, brick accents, and friendly staff. Along with a large collection of books, audio, and DVDs for all ages, eighteen internet stations and free WiFi are provided. Educational and entertaining events occur monthly. Visit Check Out to apply for a library card and stop by Information for help with locating materials, using a computer, or finding a good book to read.

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