Barrington Public Library Event Calendar

Date: 4/30/2018
Time: 12:30 PM - 1:30 PM
Title: Brown Bag Book Discussion Group: Stranger in the Woods
Location: Library Meeting Room
Description: Many people dream of escaping modern life. Most will never act on it—but in 1986, twenty-year-old Christopher Knight did just that when he left his home in Massachusetts, drove to Maine, and disappeared into the woods. He would not have a conversation with another person for the next twenty-seven years.
Drawing on extensive interviews with Knight himself, journalist Michael Finkel shows how Knight lived in a tent in a secluded encampment, developing ingenious ways to store provisions and stave off frostbite during the winters. A former alarm technician, he stealthily broke into nearby cottages for food, books, and supplies, taking only what he needed but sowing unease in a community plagued by his mysterious burglaries. Since returning to the world, he has faced unique challenges—and compelled us to reexamine our assumptions about what makes a good life. By turns riveting and thought-provoking, The Stranger in the Woods gives us a deeply moving portrait of a man determined to live his own way.

New members always welcomed!  If you need a copy of th ebook, please contact the library at 664-9715 and we will order one via inter-library loan.         603-664-9715