Friday, April 16, 2010

Best books for lovers of Thoreau's "Walden"

At Flashlight Worthy, Will Howarth, co-author of Deep Creek, named a list of books that echo [Henry David Thoreau's] "fierce love for exploring personal freedom" and "emulate the place-centered nonfiction he invented in Walden."

One title on the list:
The Snow Leopard
by Peter Matthiessen

Into the Himalayas with a writer and a biologist, both seeking the rarest of big cats, for different reasons. In that high-altitude Nirvana, Matthiessen learns he must also find peace within his home and family, back in America.
Read about the other books on Howarth's list.

The Snow Leopard also appears on Don George's top ten list of travel books of the 20th century.

--Marshal Zeringue