"Wilderness in its purest sense may be gone," Connors wrote in the Guardian, "but wild remnants remain, and many of my favourite books in the genre celebrate a particular place (often in America), cherishing what is native and mourning what's been lost."
One of his top ten wilderness books:
Housekeeping by Marilynne RobinsonRead about another novel on the list.
While not a "wilderness book" per se, this novel makes the outdoor world of the northern Rockies as much a character as the unforgettable sisters at its heart, whose hometown "was chastened by an outsized landscape and extravagant weather, and chastened again by an awareness that the whole of human history had occurred elsewhere."
Housekeeping is among Kate Walbert's best books and Aryn Kyle's favorite books.