The Stranger in the Woods: The Extraordinary Story of the Last True Hermit
Need some alone time? Chris Knight sure did—about three decades worth. In The Stranger in the Woods, Michael Finkel tells the story of how Knight, the “last true hermit” in America, survived in the Maine wilderness without proper shelter, a reliable food source, or any human interaction for 27 years. Carve out some time to yourself and read it.
This Land: An American Portrait
Jack Spencer is a local photographer with an international reputation. This gorgeous collection of photographs is the perfect addition to your coffee table. The publication coincides with a showing of Spencer’s work at David Lusk Gallery on March 18. The night before the opening, March 17, come by Parnassus Books at 6:30 and see Jack Spencer in conversation with Jon Meacham.
The Hearts of Men
Nickolas Butler is back with another great novel, this time focusing on the experiences of men at war. The Hearts of Men follows three generations of different battles and the toll they take on the people who fight them. See Nickolas Butler at Parnassus Books on March 16.
Mohsin Hamid’s writing is as vital as ever in his newest book, Exit West. Hamid follows the story of two young lovers trying to survive in an increasingly volatile world. When they have to escape their war-ridden home, they discover a series of portals leading to different cities across the world. Hamid’s book is an essential reflection on what it means to be a refugee and how we define “home.”