NONFIC: Stranger in the Woods: The Extraordinary Story of the Last True Hermit by Michael Finkel

November: NonFiction Pick

A 20 year old just takes off from his family home, leaves his car and tries to get lost in the Maine woods.  He survives for 27 years without talking to another human being and survives by stealing from people’s cabins.  He finally gets caught and goes to jail Meanwhile he is befriended by the author who spends time visiting him and writing letters and the story then comes out.  Quite an unusual story.

Elly

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