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Six walks : in the footsteps of Henry David Thoreau  Cover Image Book Book

Six walks : in the footsteps of Henry David Thoreau / Ben Shattuck.

Record details

  • ISBN: 9781953534040
  • ISBN: 195353404X
  • Physical Description: 279 pages : illustrations ; 21 cm
  • Edition: First US edition.
  • Publisher: Portland, Oregon : Tin House, 2022.

Content descriptions

Bibliography, etc. Note:
Includes bibliographical references (pages 259-277).
Summary, etc.:
"On an autumn morning in 1849, Henry David Thoreau stepped out his front door to walk the beaches of Cape Cod. Over a century and a half later, Ben Shattuck does the same. With little more than a loaf of bread, brick of cheese, and a notebook, Shattuck sets out to retrace Thoreau's path through the Cape's outer beaches, from the elbow to Provincetown's fingertip. This is the first of six journeys taken by Shattuck, each one inspired by a walk once taken by Henry David Thoreau. After the Cape, Shattuck goes up Mount Katahdin and Mount Wachusett, down the coastline of his hometown, and then through the Allagash. Along the way, Shattuck encounters unexpected characters, landscapes, and stories, seeing for himself the restorative effects that walking can have on a dampened spirit. Over years of following Thoreau, Shattuck finds himself uncovering new insights about family, love, friendship, and fatherhood, and understanding more deeply the lessons walking can offer through life's changing seasons. Intimate, entertaining, and beautifully crafted, Six Walks is a resounding tribute to the ways walking in nature can inspire us all." -- Provided by publisher.
Subject: New England > Description and travel.
Walking > New England.
Shattuck, Ben, 1984- > Travel > New England.
Thoreau, Henry David, 1817-1862 > Influence.
Genre: Travel writing.
Personal narratives.

Available copies

  • 4 of 8 copies available at Missouri Evergreen. (Show)
  • 1 of 2 copies available at Cass County.


  • 1 current hold with 8 total copies.
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Location Call Number / Copy Notes Barcode Shelving Location Status Due Date
Cass County Library-Garden City 974 SHA 2022 (Text) 0002205507250 Adult Non-Fiction Checked out 06/13/2022
Cass County Library-Harrisonville 974 SHA 2022 (Text) 0002205507268 Adult Non-Fiction Available -

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