Non-Fiction Top Ten

Coming Soon

See More Non-Fiction Pre-Order Books

The Book of the Month The 2017 Stella Prize

Best Non-Fiction Books of 2016

See All

Featured Review

9781471152115
Paperback / softback
20%
OFF
RRP  $29.99
$23.99

The Stranger in the Woods

by Michael Finkel

In 1986, twenty-year-old Christopher Knight left his home in Massachusetts, drove to Maine, and disappeared into the woods. He would not speak to another human being until three decades later when he was arrested for stealing food.

Reviewed by Ben at Angus & Robertson Bookworld:
This is an extremely compelling work of biography. It documents one of the most peculiar stories of our times - what possesses a twenty-year-old to leave his family home without saying goodbye and disappear into the woods with no intention of seeing another human being ever again?

Stranger In The Woods offers a fascinating insight into what motivates people in life and how we physically survive and carve out an existence for ourselves. The author, Michael Finkel, was deeply connected to his subject. His obsession with the hermit and the moral ambiguity of the pursuit of the story comes alive on the page as you read. Take my word for it, you'll be completely absorbed by this book.

More Non-fiction Staff Picks