The Guide to Walden Pond

An Exploration of the History, Nature, Landscape, and Literature of one of America’s Most Iconic Places

In Collaboration with the Walden Woods Project

THE GUIDE TO WALDEN POND is the first guidebook to Henry David Thoreau’s most defining place, visited by half a million people each year.  Many more know it as the fountainhead of America’s environmental consciousness.

Using this guide, both armchair readers and trail walkers alike can join Thoreau devotee Robert M. Thorson on an amble around the pond’s shoreline. We’ll pause to explore people, events, and the natural world at fifteen special places. Thoreau will be our constant companion via quotes form Walden. Stop by stop, the place of his book will merge with the book of his place.

Abundantly illustrated with photographs, drawings, and maps, this guide is a must-have for a meaningful, engaging tour of Walden Pond as well as a souvenir of a visit.

978-1-328-96921-7  /  $16.99  /   March 2018  / Houghton Mifflin Harcourt

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NOTE: Preliminary cover and text of flyer for my newest book to be published by Houghton Mifflin and Harcourt in March 2018. A postcard announcement was printed in time for the 2017 Annual Gathering celebrating Henry’s 200th birthday.