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Into the Desperate Country: A Novel - Jeff Vande Zande Henry David Thoreau: Author, Philosopher, Naturalist - Donna Marie Przybojewski A Short Biography of John Muir - Richard Smith
Three years after losing his wife and daughter to a tragic car accident, Stan Carter abandons his life and retreats to his cabin in northern Michigan. But no sooner than he discovers life again, the real world intrudes on his seclusion, forcing him to return to human society. Thus Stan's odyssey begins. Part cosmic vision quest, part farcical return to high school social dating, Stan's story will touch anyone who's shaken his head in digust or dismay at the modern world.
March Street Press, 2006. Paperback, 161 pp.
A discussion starter coloring book to help young minds learn about and relate to this American author.
Written and illustrated by Donna Marie Przybojewski.
Streamline Publishing, 2016. Paperback, 8 x 11 inch format, 48 pp.
A succinct look at the life of American author and naturalist John Muir (1838-1914). Penned by The Thoreau Society's own Richard Smith.
Benna Books / Applewood Books, 2018. Hardcover, 28 pp.
A Short Biography of Henry David Thoreau - Richard Smith Hiking to Siberia: Curious Tales of Travel and Travelers - Lawrence Millman Walden Today: How to Change What You Do Wayne M. Thomas
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A succinct look at the life of American author Henry David Thoreau (1817-1862). Penned by The Thoreau Society's own Richard Smith.
Benna Books, 2018. Hardcover, 28 pp.
Here Lawrence Millman follows the trail of a woman who once tried to walk (and row) from New York City to Siberia. He also gets a ride from an apparent ghost in Iceland and attends a feast in Micronesia where the piece de resistance is fruit bat penis. A styish and often very funny collection of 23 essays.
SunnyOutside, 2012. Paperback, 126 pp.
Brings Thoreau's perspective on how to live to the twenty-first century. Thomas combines his knowledge of Thoreau's life and works with the fascinating story of his own family's decision to "live abundantly'. The book offers concrete examples of how to use Thoreau's ideas to change our lives for the better. ... Shows that we need not move to a cabin by a pond to live a happier, saner, and simpler life.
Sertorius Press, 2011. Soft Cover, 6 x 9 inch format, 177 pp.
Our Like Will Not Be There Again: Notes From the West of Ireland - Lawrence Millman Born in the Nick of Time: Discussion Coloring Book - Donna Marie Przybojewski Honor in Concord: Seeking Spirit in Literary Concord - Cathryn McIntyre
Millman journeys through the west of Ireland, a rugged geography sometimes referred to as "the last place on earth where conversation is not dead." Along the way, he meets tinkers, tramps, rat charmers, pig-gelders, and farriers -- craftspeople who have become anachronisms in an increasingly industrialized country. This book is at once a lament for and a celebration of a dying way of life.
M. Evans, 1977, 2015. Paperback, 209 pp.
A discussion starter coloring book to teach children about the life, family, and friends of American author Henry David Thoreau. Written & Illustrated by Donna Marie Przybojewski.
Streamline Publishing, 2017. Paperback, 84 pp..
Brings to life the writers of Concord's literary past. The author's story is also told. She is a writer with a psychic sensibility who sets out to record the impressions that she has while living in Concord. What results is a weave of ficton and fact that includes extraordinary moments from her own life, as well as poignant images that she draws from Concord's literary past, like that of Thoreau in his final days struggling to complete his essay, "Walking;" Hawthorne "drifting into the sea of infinity" as he writes; and Martha Hunt's act of "purification" in the waters of the Concord River. It is through this mix of reality and imagination that we see the link that exists between the present and the past, and we are reminded of the presence of spirit in our lives.
AuthorHouse, 2008. Paperback, 219 pp.
Know Thyself - Joyce Peseroff A Life of Joy: Childhood Memories of Henry David Thoreau - Donna Marie Przybojewski Thoreauviana: Original Articles about Henry David Thoreau and his beloved Concord - Wayne T. Dilts
A collection of poems by Joyce Peseroff.
Carnegie Mellon University Press, 2015. Paperback. 81 pp.
As Henry David Thoreau goes through his daily activities at Walden Pond, he is reminded of a childhood memory. It is important for us to remember that he experienced a joyful childhood. In his journals, he recorded many memories that were told to him by his mother, Cynthia. Childhood for him was a magical time spent with his family, especially with his brother John, roaming the woods in Concord. He treasured these times. Written & Illustrated by Donna Marie Przybojewski.
Streamline Publishing, 2020. Paperback, 32 pp.
A collection of eight articles about Thoreau and Concord. Contents: The Concord Connection ; Henry David Thoreau's Life in Concord ; Henry's Houses ; Henry David Thoreau's New Jersey Connection ; Walden Pond: A First Visitation ; Thoreau Family Calendar ; The Concord Writers Calendar ; Readings from Walden while at Walden Pond.
Wayne T. Dilts, 2019. Paperback, 101 pp.
Henry David Thoreau for Kids: His Life & Ideas, With 21 Activities - Corinne Hosfeld Smith The Thoreau Whisperer: Channeling the Spirit of Henry David Thoreau, A True Story - Cathryn McIntyre Canoeing Maine's Legendary Allagash: Thoreau, Romance, and Survival of the Wild - David K. Leff
American author and naturalist Henry David Thoreau is best known for living two years along the shores of Walden Pond in Concord, Massachusetts, and writing about his experiences in Walden; or, Life in the Woods, as well as spending a night in jail for nonpayment of taxes, which he discussed in the influential essay "Civil Disobedience." More than 150 years later, people are still inspired by his thoughtful words about individual rights, social justice, and nature. His detailed plant observations have even proven to be a useful record for 21st-century botanists. Henry David Thoreau for Kids chronicles the short but influential life of this remarkable American thinker. In addition to learning about Thoreau's contributions to our culture, readers will participate in engaging, hands-on projects that bring his ideas to life. Activities include building a model of the Walden cabin, keeping a daily journal, planting a garden, baking trail-bread cakes, going on a half-day hike, and starting a rock collection. The book also includes a time line and list of resources--books, websites, and places to visit that offer even more opportunities to connect with this fascinating man. This book was reviewed in Thoreau Society Bulletin 295, Fall 2016, p. 7.
Chicago Review Press, 2016. Soft cover - 11 x 8.5 inch format - 144 pp.
After an encounter with her mentor, an eminent Thoreau scholar, eleven days after his death, Cathryn McIntyre finds she must hone her psychic abilities, set her doubts aside and accept the role she was destined to play -- in a remarkable collaboration that allows the words of Henry David Thoreau to be heard once again in our time.
BookBaby, 2018. Paperback, 224 pp.
Meet Henry David Thoreau, U.S. Supreme Court Justice William O. Douglas, and other intrepid explorers as you travel northern Maine's rugged woods and waters. In a wild country of ledge and trees that stubbornly resists encroaching civilization, find a young couple padding through the trials, triumphs, and sheer mental and physical exhaustion of wilderness travel severely testing their ability to get along and even complete the trip. Fill your ears with roaring rapids and yodeling loons. Smell pungent spruce and dank swamps. Encounter moose and majestic sunrises cloaked in morning mist. A few pages, and you will find yourself deep in the evergreen forest.
Homebound Publications, 2016. Paperback, 156 pp.
A Tale of Two Cabins: Comparative Stories of Thoreau's Cabin, Nature, and Life - John Irving Clapp The Other "Hermit" of Thoreau's Walden Pond: The Sojourn of Edmond Stuart Hotham - Terry Barkley If Henry David Thoreau Traveled the Southwest: An Imaginary Saunter - Donna Marie Przybojewski
Partly autobiographical, partly meditative and anecdotal, this book champions imperiled woodlands, fields, transcendentalism, a personal task, the quirks of family history and that wonderful human quality -- a grin at one's own past. The author's goal was to describe the building of his cabin and how it compares to Thoreau building his. But this is merely the beginning of the journey.
Levellers Press, 2015. Paperback, 110 pp.
In November 1868, a young theological student from New York City arrived in Concord, Massachusetts. Edmond Hotham had never visited the place before, and he immediately began preparations to pursue the "wild life." He met Henry Thoreau's friend, poet William Ellery Channing, who likely introduced Edmond to Ralph Waldo Emerson. Emerson gave the man permission to build his "Earth-cabin" on the Walden Pond property, as Thoreau had. This sojourn was the first and only time someone emulated Thoreau's experiment in simplicity at the initial site. Edmond built his house along the same shoreline as Thoreau's, and lived here for six months during the winter of 1868-1869. This book is the first lengthy study on Edmond Hotham. This book was reviewed in Thoreau Society Bulletin 308, Winter 2020, pp. 8-9.
Savas Beatie, 2019. Hardcover, 120 pp.
As one who first suggested that land be preserved for instruction and recreation, Henry goes on an imaginary saunter to various national parks in the Southwest. A children's picture book written and illustrated by Donna Przybojewski.
Streamline Publishing, 2018. Hardcover, unpaginated.
Henry David Thoreau, Who Can He Be? Read and Find Out - Easy as A,B,C - Donna Marie Przybojewski Henry David Thoreau: Bell Ringer for Justice - Donna Marie Przybojewski Confluence: Harpers Ferry as Destiny - Dennis E. Frye, Catherine Magi Oliver
A children's A-B-C book that explores the life and writings of Henry David Thoreau. With full color illustrations on each page. Written and Illustrated by Donna Marie Przybojewski.
Streamline Publishing, 2016. Hardcover. 32 pp.
Henry David Thoreau was a man of principle and integrity and was an advocate of social justice. He fought against slavery and injustice. His words still challenge us to live according to conscience and to act upon the principles of justice. He encourages us not to be complacent, but to become the change we want to see in the world. This book for young readers was written and illustrated by Donna Marie Przybojewski.
Streamline Publishing, 2019. Paperback, 58 pp.
Offers a history of Harpers Ferry, West Virginia, that is both sweeping and intimate. Discover the national dramas that have converged at this place. Slavery and the quest for freedom. War, expansion, and revolution. Natural disaster upon natural disaster, and the enduring human spirit that has refused to relinquish hope. Published in honor of the 75th anniversary of Harpers Ferry National Historical Park. Highly illustrated.
Harpers Ferry Park Association, 2019. Paperback, 225 pp.
Half-Earth: Our Planet's Fight for Life - Edward O. Wilson Henry David Thoreau Loved the Seasons of the Year - Donna Marie Przybojewski Alma Natura, Ars Severa: Expanses and Limits of Craft in Henry David Thoreau - Henrik Otterberg
In his most urgent book to date, world-renowned biologist Edward O. Wilson states that in order to stave off the mass extinction of species, including our own, we must move swiftly to preserve the biodiversity of our planet. He argues that the situation facing us is too large to be solved piecemeal, and he proposes a solution comensurate with the magnitude of the problem: dedicate fully half the surface of the Earth to nature. Identifying actual regions of the planet that can still be reclaimed, Wilson puts aside the prevailing pessimism of our times. Edward O. Wilson won the Henry David Thoreau Prize for literary excellence in nature writing in 2011.
Liveright, W. W. Norton, 2016. Paperback, 259 pp.
A colorful picture book that brings Thoreau to life for young readers and parents. Written and Illustrated by Donna Marie Przybojewski.
Streamline Publishing, 2017. Hardcover, unpaginated.
Focuses on the egocentric and biocentric Thoreau -- ruminating on epistemological questions regarding how nature, human as well as environmental, can be understood, and on ensuing aesthetic ones concerning how to portray and promote one's findings. As Thoreau's hometown of Concord, Massachusetts, was transformed by new technology and infrastructure, the railroad and telegraph among them, he had increasingly to contend with a landscape hybridized by modern human culture -- a troubling insight, as this study contends, ultimately bearing also on Thoreau's own craft, on how its expanses and limits were conceived. This book was reviewed in Thoreau Society Bulletin #292, Winter 2016, on p. 8.
University of Gothenburg, 2014. Paperback, 272 pp.
Field Guide to New England - Peter Alden, Brian Cassie Still Waters: The Secret World of Lakes - Curt Stager Westward I Go Free: Tracing Thoreau's Last Journey - Corinne Hosfeld Smith
The first-ever pocket field guide to one thousand plants and animals common to New England, many of which are featured in the writings of Henry David Thoreau. Includes information on geology, constellations, parks and preserves in each one of the six states. and much more. Lavishly illustrated in color. Lead author Peter Alden is actively involved with The Thoreau Society and often leads nature walks during the Annual Gathering and beyond.
National Audubon Society, Alfred A. Knopf, 1998, 448 pp.
More than a century and a half have passed since Walden was first published, and the world is now a very different place. Lakes are changing rapidly, not because we are separate from nature but because we are so much a part of it. While many of our effects on the natural world today are new, from climate change to nuclear fallout, our connections to it are ancient, as core samples from lake beds reveal. Here Curt Stager introduces us to the secret worlds hidden beneath the surfaces of our most remarkable lakes, leading us on a journey from the pristine waters of the Adirondack Mountains to the wilds of Siberia, from Thoreau's cherished pond to the Sea of Galilee.
W. W. Norton, 2018. Hardcover. 241 pp.
Traces Thoreau's 1861 "Journey West" with Horace Mann Jr. which took the duo from Massachusetts to Minnesota and back. The details of this last, longest, and least-known of Thoreau's excursions are detailed.
Green Frigate Books, 2012. Paperback, 6 x 9 inch format, 435 pp.
Emerson: The Mind on Fire - Robert D. Richardson, Jr. Henry Thoreau: A Life of the Mind - Robert D. Richardson, Jr. Deep Travel: In Thoreau's Wake on the Concord and Merrimack - David K. Leff

This highly acclaimed biography of Ralph Waldo Emerson presents the writer and thinker as no other biography has. With frontispiece by Barry Moser.
Berkeley: University of California Press, 1995. 671 pp. Paperback.

Considered one of the standard biographies of Henry David Thoreau. Based on a reexamination of Thoreau's manuscripts and on a retracing of his trips, Robert Richardson offers a view of Thoreau's life and achievement in their full nineteenth-century context.
University of California Press, 1986. 455 pp. Paperback.
In the hot summer of 2004, the author floated away from the routine of daily life just as Henry David Thoreau and his brother had done in their own small boat in 1839. This first-person narrative uses his ecological way of looking, of going deep rather than far, to show that our outward journeys are inseparable from our inward ones. This book was reviewed in Thoreau Society Bulletin 271, Summer 2010, p. 12.
Iowa University Press, 2009. Hardcover, 264 pp.