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Thursday Evening Book Discussion

The Stranger in the Woods by Michael Finkel

2018-07-12 19:30:00 2018-07-12 20:30:00 America/Chicago Thursday Evening Book Discussion Des Plaines Public Library

Thursday, July 12
7:30pm - 8:30pm

Add to Calendar 2018-07-12 19:30:00 2018-07-12 20:30:00 America/Chicago Thursday Evening Book Discussion Des Plaines Public Library

Readers Services Manager David Whittingham will lead a discussion on The Stranger in the Woods by Michael Finkel in Meeting Room C on the first floor. Books are available one month prior at the Readers Services Desk on the third floor.

The Stranger in the Woods by Michael Finkel

Many people dream of leaving everything behind and disappearing into the woods. Christopher Knight did it. 27 years after disappearing into the forests of Maine, Knight's first conversation with another human was when he was arrested for stealing food. Ultimately a study of solitude and community, the underlying theme is what exactly makes a life worth living.

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