The Stranger in the Woods

Author: Michael Finkel

Publisher: Vintage

ISBN: 1101875690

Category: Nature

Page: 224

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Many people dream of escaping modern life, but most will never act on it. This is the remarkable true story of a man who lived alone in the woods of Maine for 27 years, making this dream a reality—not out of anger at the world, but simply because he preferred to live on his own. A New York Times bestseller In 1986, a shy and intelligent twenty-year-old named Christopher Knight left his home in Massachusetts, drove to Maine, and disappeared into the forest. He would not have a conversation with another human being until nearly three decades later, when he was arrested for stealing food. Living in a tent even through brutal winters, he had survived by his wits and courage, developing ingenious ways to store edibles and water, and to avoid freezing to death. He broke into nearby cottages for food, clothing, reading material, and other provisions, taking only what he needed but terrifying a community never able to solve the mysterious burglaries. Based on extensive interviews with Knight himself, this is a vividly detailed account of his secluded life—why did he leave? what did he learn?—as well as the challenges he has faced since returning to the world. It is a gripping story of survival that asks fundamental questions about solitude, community, and what makes a good life, and a deeply moving portrait of a man who was determined to live his own way, and succeeded.

Stranger in the Woods

Author: Carl R. Sams,Jean Stoick

Publisher: Carl R. Sams II Photography

ISBN: 9780982762509

Category: Juvenile Fiction

Page: 48

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A special 10th anniversary edition of this wonderful winter tale! Booksellers, librarians, parents and educators have treasured this award-winning, bestselling book since its first publication ten years ago. This wonderfully heartwarming winter story about forest animals' curiosity and confusion over a snowman that has magically appeared in their woods, has become a festive favourite year after year. When Stranger in the Woods appeared ten years ago it became a #1 New York Times bestseller and won several awards, including the Benjamin Franklin Award and the International Reading Association Award, and has since been published in seven languages. This beautiful 10th anniversary edition contains the original story in its entirety, and boasts a new lenticular cover - creating a lovely, visual delight!

The Stranger in the Woods

Author: Kiersten Modglin

Publisher: Crimson Falls Novella

ISBN: 9781091083943

Category: Fiction

Page: 140

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Arlie Montgomery is no stranger to tragedy. In fact, tragedy brought Arlie everything she'd ever dreamed of in one fell swoop. As a thriller author, Arlie should've had it easy. Growing up in the town of Crimson Falls, there was no shortage of inspiration, after all. When her husband's tragic death becomes national news, Arlie's failing career skyrockets overnight. Suddenly she has everything she ever wanted, except the man she'd hoped to share her dream with. As she approaches the anniversary of her husband's death, Arlie finds a stranger in the woods outside of her town. A man with no memory of who he is or why he came to Crimson Falls. Desperate and lonely, Arlie takes him into her home. With the town's own anniversary-the cursed Founders Day-drawing near, crime levels rise and the annual murders begin. This year, the deaths take on a new twist: the killer is copying the murders from Arlie's books. As suspicions surrounding the stranger grow, Arlie must solve the mysteries she's spent years writing. In a race against time, Arlie must stop the killer she may have created before he takes out the last victim from her books-her. A standalone installment of the thrilling Crimson Falls novella series... Do you dare to read all eight?-Original Sin by Greta Cribbs -The Last Dupont by Rachel Renee -All the Dark Corners by Emerald O'Brien -Flawed Plan by Amabel Daniels -Returned Home by Julie Strier -Sight in the Dark by AM Ialacci -The Stranger in the Woods by Kiersten Modglin -Little Girl Lost by Laurèn Lee

The Stranger in the Woods

Author: Pamela Jo Knowles


ISBN: 1387031643


Page: N.A

View: 8597

He kissed her again, running the tip of his tongue, just the tip, between her lips, teasing her. His hand rubbed against the side of her face and with his other hand, he started to run his fingers at the point where her blouse and her jeans met. Then his fingers were on her skin, and she started to shudder. He ran his fingers gently along her belly and then grabbed a firm hold of her waist. He pulled her to him, landing his mouth on hers. He lay her down on the rug, coming down on top of her and beside her at the same time. She was nervous now, more nervous than she thought she would be. But it was too late...he had assumed full control.

Stranger in the Woods

Author: Anni Taylor

Publisher: Bookish Coast

ISBN: 9780648438007


Page: 392

View: 5560

New from the author of the bestselling 'The Game You Played'A town harbouring dark secrets. People who'll do anything to hide what they've done.Photographer Isla Wilson is thrilled she's landed her dream job, but the clients who hired her are getting stranger by the day.It sounded so perfect - a month's assignment at the misty, sprawling Scottish Highlands property of brilliant architect Alban McGregor, and his wife, Jessica.But deep in the woods, there is a chilling playhouse.Two years ago, the McGregors' daughter, Elodie, died after being abducted and taken there. Alban refuses to knock the playhouse down, and he keeps a picture of it on his wall.Isla senses that both Alban and Jessica are keeping terrible secrets. And it seems that others in the town are also veiling the truth.The closer Isla comes to getting answers about Elodie, the more the danger mounts. And with a dense cover of snow now blanketing the town, all chance of escape might already be gone.

Stranger in the Woods

Author: Leʼah Frid

Publisher: Feldheim Publishers

ISBN: 9789659065233

Category: Friendship

Page: 202

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Two twelve-year-old boys become friends and find new insight into themselves at a guesthouse in a wood: one recuperating and sickly, the other, from the woods, strange, mysterious but fascinating. The other guests include a secretive social worker-lawyer, a young Rav who works in a prison, and a troubled young man who resorts to underhanded activities. Why are they all there, and what ties them together?

The Girl in the Woods

Author: Patricia MacDonald

Publisher: Canongate Books

ISBN: 1786895064

Category: Biography & Autobiography

Page: 240

View: 8154

"I have to tell you something. I did something bad." Fifteen years ago, Blair's best friend Molly was murdered. Fifteen years ago, Adrian Jones went to prison for it. Fifteen years ago, the real killer got away with it. And now, Blair's terminally ill sister has made a devastating deathbed confession, which could prove that the wrong man has been imprisoned for years - and that Molly's killer is still out there. Blair's determined to find him, but the story behind Molly's death is more twisted than she could imagine. If she isn't careful, the killer will ensnare her and bury Blair with his secret.

Stranger In The Room (Keye Street 2)

Author: Amanda Kyle Williams

Publisher: Hachette UK

ISBN: 0755384237

Category: Fiction

Page: 316

View: 5741

In Creeklaw County the bodies are piling up... Stranger in the Room sees the return of the brilliant Keye Street as another deeply disturbing case puts her detective skills to the ultimate test. Amanda Kyle Williams' gripping Keye Street crime series will enthral fans of Lee Child and Karin Slaughter. 'Readers of this fast-paced thriller will be eager for the next Street tale' - Publishers Weekly Keye Street, ex-FBI profiler and private detective, always looks out for those closest to her. But sometimes looking after herself is quite enough to handle. She's teetering on the brink, not quite sure if she's winning or losing in her battle with herself. But when her cousin, Miki Ashton, sees a stranger inside her house, it's time for Keye to lend a hand. Meanwhile, Keye's mentor, Lieutenant Aaron Rauser, is embroiled in a disturbing case. When a dog returns alone from its walk, the hunt is on for the missing boy. As the mystery deepens and the bodies pile up, Rauser needs Keye's expert profiling skills to unravel the killer's bizarre signature - tears. Battling her demons takes up a lot of Keye's time. But on top of that she's battling the bad guys. If she can ignore the voice from her past, that is... What readers are saying about Stranger In The Room: 'Keye is feisty, funny and very believable. The location is also very vividly described - we can almost feel the steamy heat of Atlanta. The novel is quirky with a lot of humour, some of it quite dark. Undoubtedly an exciting read' 'Thrill a minute action and a rollercoaster of a ride to the end' 'Streets ahead of other thrillers. Contains plenty of humour amongst the gore and the police procedural elements - this book is well worth a read'

Children in the Woods

Author: Carl Sams

Publisher: Carl R. Sams II Photography

ISBN: 9780998983608


Page: 48

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