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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 disgust or dismay at the modern world. SIGNED BY THE AUTHOR.
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. SIGNED BY THE AUTHOR.
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. SIGNED BY THE AUTHOR.
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 Finding Birds Around the World - Peter Alden, John Gooders (SIGNED)
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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. SIGNED BY THE AUTHOR.
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. SIGNED BY THE AUTHOR.
SunnyOutside, 2012. Paperback, 126 pp.
The first world travel guide for birders, with the best birding spots in the world described for the first time in a single volume. Tells you where to base, where to find birds, what species you can expect to see, how common or rare they are, what forms of transportation are available, what roads to take, what sights shouldn't be missed, and what to do when you're not birding. Shows you where to find more than half of all bird species in the world. SIGNED BY CO-AUTHOR PETER ALDEN.
Houghton Mifflin Company, 1981. Hardcover with dust jacket, 683 pp.
Walden Today: How to Change What You Do Wayne M. Thomas First We Read, Then We Write: Emerson on the Creative Process - Robert D. Richardson Our Like Will Not Be There Again: Notes From the West of Ireland - Lawrence Millman
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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. SIGNED BY THE AUTHOR.
Sertorius Press, 2011. Soft Cover, 6 x 9 inch format, 177 pp.
Writing was the central passion of Emerson's life. Here, for the first time, is the Concord Sage's energetic, exuberant, and unconventional advice on the idea of writing, focused and distilled by Robert Richardson. Whether a writer by trade or a novice, every reader will find something to treasure in this volume. BOOKPLATE SIGNED BY AUTHOR.
University of Iowa Press, 2009. Paperback, 101 pp.
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. SIGNED BY THE AUTHOR.
M. Evans, 1977, 2015. Paperback, 209 pp.
Born in the Nick of Time: Discussion Coloring Book - Donna Marie Przybojewski Walking to Wachusett: A Re-Enactment of Henry David Thoreau's "A Walk to Wachusett" - Robert M. Young Honor in Concord: Seeking Spirit in Literary Concord - Cathryn McIntyre
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. SIGNED BY THE AUTHOR.
Streamline Publishing, 2017. Paperback, 84 pp..
Recreates the walk that Thoreau and Richard Fuller undertook in 1842, from Concord to Mount Wachusett and back. Includes the text of Thoreau's original essay, "A Walk to Wachusett," as well as detailed directions for doing the walk yourself. SIGNED BY THE AUTHOR.
Robert M. Young, 2008. Paperback, 215 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. SIGNED BY THE AUTHOR.
AuthorHouse, 2008. Paperback, 219 pp.
Ringing Here & There: A Nature Calendar - Brian Bartlett (SIGNED) True Harvest: Readings from Henry David Thoreau for Every Day of the Year - Barry Andrews (SIGNED) All Honest Pilgrims: A Novel - Maria Valente (SIGNED)
Canadian poet Brian Bartlett offers a daily diary from one spring to another, this time in pose. He looks out at his surroundings with a poet's eye for detail, his ear attuned to the ringings of the natural world. Grounded in Nova Scotia, but reflecting travels further afield to Alberta, Nebraska, New York City, and Ireland, the entries take on the qualities of field reports, sketches, commentaries, tributes and laments, quotations and collages. Through 366 daily entries, he shows that the resonance between human life and nature is just waiting to be heard. SIGNED BY THE AUTHOR on attached bookplate.
Fitzhenry & Whiteside, 2014. Papeback, 172 pp.
These selections, collected by Barry Andrews, reflect the broad range of Thoreau's interests, and are taken from the whole of his writings. Preference is given to longer passages in which Thoreau develops a thought and sees it through to its conclusion. SIGNED BY THE AUTHOR on an attached bookplate.
Skinner House Books, 2006. Paperback, 5 x 7 inch format, 289 pp..
Takes the reader on several journeys to Concord, Massachusetts, specifically Walden Pond, with several characters all interrelated but very different. Lucy is a chocolatier from New Jersey who always tries to do the right thing and to see the good in people even if it hurts her in the long run. Billy, her smart but complicated lawyer husband, despises her optimism and is hell bent on making her as miserable as he is. Rico, a biker, doesn’t look like a romantic, but truly is one, as is evident by his relationship to Diana, whom he literally brings back to life. Through her divorced years, Lucy encounters Ted, who lost his soul, and Chris, a country singer/songwriter from Lubbock, Texas, who comes to the pond searching for something missing in his life.
Spanning the early 1980s through 9/11, to the 2020 pandemic, the threads follow these “pilgrims” who are united by their love of Henry David Thoreau. His quotes guide and motivate the characters throughout their journey.
Lucia Nelson Publishing, 2020. Paperback, 225 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. SIGNED BY THE AUTHOR.
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. SIGNED BY THE AUTHOR.
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. SIGNED BY THE AUTHOR.
Wayne T. Dilts, 2019. Paperback, 101 pp.
Thoreau as Spiritual Guide: A Companion to Walden for Personal Reflection and Group Discussion - Barry M. Andrews (SIGNED) Emerson as Spiritual Guide: A Companion to Emerson's Essays for Personal Reflection and Group Discussion - Barry M. Andrews (SIGNED) The Spirit Leads:  Margaret Fuller In Her Own Words - Margaret Fuller, Barry Andrews (SIGNED)
A fresh reading of Walden as a meditative companion, a teaching tool and guide to personal growth. Discussion questions included for group or personal use. SIGNED BY THE AUTHOR on an attached bookplate.
Skinner House Books, 2000.. 88 pp. Paperback.
Provides a compelling picture of Ralph Waldo Emerson as a man engaged in a life-long struggle for spiritual understanding and relates Emerson's inner struggles to the published work that has had such a wide influence. Begins with three thematic essays from Andrews, then analyzes 12 essays: "The Divinity School Address," "Self-Reliance," "Compensation," "Spiritual Laws," "The Over-Soul," "Circles," "The Transcendentalist," "Experience," "Fate," "Worship," "Illusions," and "Works and Days." Includes chronology and bibliography. SIGNED BY THE AUTHOR on an attached bookplate.
Skinner House Books, 2003. Paperback, 128 pp.
Published for the bicentennial of Fuller's birth, this book presents selected readings -- both public and private -- from her letters, books and essays, newspaper columns and dispatches, and portions of her journal. As well as Fuller's own words, this volume includes a chronology, biographical sketch, commentary on Fuller's spiritual and intellectual development, and suggested additional reading. Editor Barry Andrews is a Unitarian Minister, and a leading authority on the Transcendentalist movement in New England. He SIGNED THIS BOOK on an attached bookplate.
Skinner House, 2010. Paper Back, 5 x 8 inch format, 114 pp.
A Dream Too Wild: Emerson Meditations for Every Day of the Year - Ralph Waldo Emerson, Barry M. Andrews (SIGNED) Henry David Thoreau for Kids: His Life & Ideas, With 21 Activities - Corinne Hosfeld Smith Margaret Fuller: A New American Life - Megan Marshall (SIGNED)
Rather than brief quotes, this collection features thoughtfully selected passages from Ralph Waldo Emerson that convey the texture and nuance of his exceptional mind. Drawn from all of his writings -- his sermons and lectures, his journals, his many book and essays and his poetry -- this collection demonstrates the breadth and depth of the man. Edited by Barry M. Andrews, who SIGNED THIS BOOK on an attached bookplate.
Skinner House Books, 2003. Paperback. 365 pp.
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. SIGNED BY THE AUTHOR.
Chicago Review Press, 2016. Soft cover - 11 x 8.5 inch format - 144 pp.
The award-winning author of The Peabody Sisters takes a fresh look at the life of great American heroine Margaret Fuller: Thoreau's first editor, Emerson's close friend, first female war correspondent, passionate advocate of personal liberation. Marshall's Pulitzer-Prize winning biography gives a thorough and compassionate view of an extraordinary woman.
Houghton Mifflin Harcourt, 2013. Paperback, 6 x 9 inch format, 474 pp.
Half-Earth: Our Planet's Fight for Life - Edward O. Wilson A Naturalist and Other Beasts: Tales from a Life in the Field - George B. Schaller (SIGNED) The Guide to Walden Pond - Robert M. Thorson (Paperback) (SIGNED)
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. BOOKPLATE SIGNED BY AUTHOR.
Liveright, W. W. Norton, 2016. Paperback, 259 pp.
Eminent field biologist George Schaller has roamed through many lands observing wild animals and conducting landmark long-term studies that have deepened our understanding of these creatures. This collection of short pieces is the first and only overview of Schaller's remarkable career. The author's own photographs appear throughout: of animals and their behavior, and of himself and his family "at home" in wild places from Africa to Tibet. George B. Schaller won the Henry David Thoreau Prize for literary excellence in nature writing for 2020. SIGNED BY THE AUTHOR on an attached bookplate.
Sierra Club Books, 2007. Paperback, 272 pp.
An exploration of the history, landscape, and literature of one of America's most iconic places. Abundantly illustrated with photographs, drawings, and maps, this guide is a must-have for a meaningful engaging tour of Walden Pond, as well as a souvenir of a visit. This book was reviewed in Thoreau Society Bulletin 304, Winter 2019, pp. 12-13. May also be available in hardcover. SIGNED BY THE AUTHOR on an opening bookplate.
Houghton Mifflin Harcourt, 2018. Paperback, 272 pp.
"This Is the Life:" The Diary of Jennie McLeod - Leslie Perrin Wilson, ed. (SIGNED) The Thoreau Whisperer: Channeling the Spirit of Henry David Thoreau, A True Story - Cathryn McIntyre The Boatman: Henry David Thoreau's River Years - Robert M. Thorson (paperback) (SIGNED)
Paints a vivid picture of the life and times of Jennie McLeod, a 20th-century college girl from the mill town of Clinton, Massachusetts. Author Leslie Perrin Wilson presents Jennie and her world through careful research, contextual narrative, and a richly annotated transcription of her 1914-1918 diary. Jennie's distinctive personality, her family, friends, studies, and aspirations, along with the presence of larger events in the background -- world war and woman's suffrage, in particular -- all come to life on these pages. SIGNED BY THE EDITOR.
Moonglade Press, 2020. Paperback, 310 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. SIGNED BY THE AUTHOR.
BookBaby, 2018. Paperback, 224 pp.
Gives readers a Thoreau for the Anthropocene epoch. As a backyard naturalist and river enthusiast, Thoreau was keenly aware of the way humans had altered the waterways and meadows of his beloved Concord River Valley. And he recognized that he himself--a land surveyor by trade--was as complicit in these transformations as the bankers, lawyers, builders, landowners, and elected officials who were his clients. Robert Thorson tells a compelling story of intellectual growth, as Thoreau moved from anger, to lament, to acceptance of the way humans had changed the river he cherished more than Walden Pond. In his twenties, Thoreau had contemplated industrial sabotage against a downstream factory dam. By the mid-1850s he realized that humans and an "imperfect" nature were inseparable. His beliefs and scientific understanding of the river would be challenged again when he was hired in 1859 as a technical consultant for the River Meadow Association, in America's first statewide case for dam removal--a veritable class-action suit of more than five hundred petitioners that pitted local farmers against industrialists. Thorson offers the most complete account to date of this "flowage controversy," including Thoreau's behind-the-scenes investigations and the political corruption that eventually carried the day. In the years after the publication of Walden (1854), the river boatman's joy in the natural world was undiminished by the prospect of environmental change. Increasingly, he sought out for solace and pleasure those river sites most dramatically altered by human invention and intervention--for better and worse. This book was reviewed in Thoreau Society Bulletin 299, Fall 2017, p. 14. May also be available in hardcover. SIGNED BY THE AUTHOR on an opening bookplate.
Harvard University Press, 2017. 2019. Paperback, 315 pp.