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Author Event at Blue Hill Books
July 27 @ 6:30 pm - 8:00 pm
Blue Hill Books invites you to an evening with award-winning author Ben Shattuck in conversation with bookseller Matt Shaw, celebrating his new book “Six Walks: In the Footsteps of Henry David Thoreau.”
Additional parking is available on the corner of Pleasant and Main streets.
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.
- July 27
6:30 pm - 8:00 pm
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