The Road to Walden North

Publisher: Green Writers Press

In The Road to Walden North, New England author Sheila Post offers timely insights for a new age still grappling with issues raised by Thoreau over 150 years ago. An elegiac Walden revisited, this resplendent novel invites readers to accompany the transcendental journey of Harvard Professor Dr. Kate Brown—from talking the talk of theory to walking the walk of experience along the less traveled road of Thoreauvian simplicity. While deftly engaging with the motifs of Thoreau’s classic, chapter by chapter, The Road to Walden North also transcends its literary context, through its richly nuanced chronicle of the life-altering interactions among four individuals whose worlds converge and collide on the campus of Harvard University. The narrative depicts both the desperate and deliberate lives of its main characters as they consider roads taken and not: Heather Channing, a back-to-the-lander student adrift in the elite world of Harvard; William Channing, her organic grower, Buddhist, Ph.D. father, a cultural exile in the north woods of Vermont; Blake Prentiss, a Boston Brahmin with multi-generational family ties to Harvard, and Kate Brown, a newly hired Assistant Professor, whose life revolves around her academic work, until forced to grapple with the implications of the themes she teaches in her freshmen seminar on Walden. A luminous tapestry of dreams lost and found, The Road to Walden North will continue to rewild the lives and souls of its readers long after arriving in Walden North.

About Sheila Post of Brattleboro, VT

A former college associate professor and specialist in Transcendentalism, Sheila Post, Ph.D., (The University of Chicago), taught American literature for over a decade in New England before deciding to write her own. With various publications in academic journals and with prestigious university presses, she now writes novels, essays, and blogs about the simple, the natural, the local, and the transcendental. Visit her blogs celebrating the Spirit of Place at www.waldennorthvt.com and www.waldenbythesea.com. She also writes place-based Women’s Fiction as Síle Post. Visit her website at www.silepost.com. Sheila resides in Vermont, overlooking the forested mountains of her own Walden North.


detail

Binding EAN ISBN-10 Pub Date PAGES Language Size Price
Hardcover 9780996135764 0996135766 2016-06-24 240 0.00 x 6.10 x 9.33 in $24.95

Publicity

Connect

Multimedia

Contributor Platforms

Marketing / Sales Points

Recent Press

Promo Quotes

Events

Book Signings and Tour Cities

Goldens Are Here

Goldens Are Here

by Furman, Andrew

It’s 1961, and everything is changing in Florida. Jim Crow strains to maintain its hold, the Cold War escalates, the US space program hits its stride, and the Jewish Goldens—determined to begin a new pastoral life along Florida’s central east coast—are just trying to hold on to their small orange grove near the excitement of Cape Canaveral...

read more
Lords of St. Thomas

Lords of St. Thomas

by Ellis, Jackson

In the Mojave Desert, at the southern end of the isolated Moapa Valley, sat the town of St. Thomas, Nevada. A small community that thrived despite scorching temperatures and scarce water, St. Thomas was home to hardy railroad workers, farmers, shopkeepers, teachers, and a lone auto mechanic named Henry Lord.
Born and raised in St...

read more
Wild Mountain

Wild Mountain

by Kilgore, Nancy

Vermonter Mona Duval loves the covered bridge beside her store. She loves local history and the rugged, rural nature of her home state. But when an ice storm collapses the bridge, she is bereft. Frank MacFarland, a seasonal resident who is beguiled by Mona, lends his political expertise to help rebuild the bridge. But they meet with powerful opposition...

read more
A Field Guide to Murder & Fly Fishing

A Field Guide to Murder & Fly Fishing

by Weed, Tim

A high mountain lake in the Colorado Rockies is the point of departure for these stories of dark adventure, in which vividly drawn landscapes provide an immersive setting for narratives about coming of age, altered states, moral slippage, romantic love, sexual jealousy, and impenetrable loneliness...

read more
Broken Wing

Broken Wing

by Budbill, David

Broken Wing is the story of one man’s love for birds and efforts to save a rusty blackbird that can’t fly south for the winter. The author, David Budbill, worked closely with Cummings in order to finish the book before he died in October of this year...

read more
Chicago Heat and Other Stories

Chicago Heat and Other Stories

by Major, Clarence

Having written more than eight novels, including My Amputations and Dirty Bird Blues, alongside a dozen books of poetry, Chicago Heat and Other Stories is Clarence Major’s second work of short fiction and first book with Green Writers Press...

read more
Planning for Escape

Planning for Escape

by Dillon, Sara

Planning for Escape is the haunting, darkly comical, story of a young woman’s quest for personal and artistic fulfillment—a goal she is brilliant at sabotaging...

read more
Your Own Ones

Your Own Ones

by Post, Síle

In Your Own Ones, Síle Post’s “poetic, storytelling voice, courage to write about big issues, great heart, and real personal vision” [Frank Howard Mosher], shape this lyrical, visionary novel of one woman’s transcendental journey back to the old country, now lost in the unsustainable ways of the new...

read more
The Road to Walden North

The Road to Walden North

by Post, Sheila

In The Road to Walden North, New England author Sheila Post offers timely insights for a new age still grappling with issues raised by Thoreau over 150 years ago. An elegiac Walden revisited, this resplendent novel invites readers to accompany the transcendental journey of Harvard Professor Dr...

read more
Marly

Marly

by Gould, Peter

So, this dude comes up from the city to take an eco-writing workshop at a little college in way-northern Vermont, where I happen to teach watershed analysis, wildlife habitat, advanced chain saw, and self-defense for women...

read more
Hidden View

Hidden View

by Stanciu, Brett Ann

Hidden View is a short novel set in the Vermont agrarian landscape, a story of Fern Hartshorn, unworldly, and unexpectedly pregnant at nineteen. Marrying an older man she barely knows, Fern begins her adult life on an isolated and hardscrabble farm named Hidden View...

read more
Love in the Time of Climate Change

Love in the Time of Climate Change

by Adams, Brian

Meet Casey, a community college professor with OCD (Obsessive Climate Disorder).  While navigating the zaniness of teaching he leads a rag-tag bunch of climate activists, lusts after one of his students, and smokes a little too much pot...

read more
That Year in Boston

That Year in Boston

by Spilsbury, G. D.

It was the year of the Boston Marathon bombing, the year of the Red Sox's championship, and the year the city's most prestigious publishing house was fighting for its life. It was the year Flo Wright relocated from New York to save Churchill & Co. and hired freelance editor, Nick Turner, to help her...

read more
Contemporary Vermont Fiction

Contemporary Vermont Fiction

by

Contemporary Vermont Fiction: An Anthology is a 244-page collection of short fiction by established Vermont-based writers, each rendering their own unique and diverse perspectives on the cultural and physical landscape of the Green Mountain State.   Featuring stories by Howard Frank Mosher, Annie Proulx, Wallace Stegner, Megan Mayhew Bergman, Castle Freeman, Jr...

read more

Similar Titles

  • Lords of St. Thomas
  • Wild Mountain
  • A Field Guide to Murder & Fly Fishing
  • Broken Wing
  • Chicago Heat and Other Stories
  • Planning for Escape
  • Your Own Ones
  • The Road to Walden North
  • Marly
  • Hidden View
  • Love in the Time of Climate Change
  • That Year in Boston
  • Contemporary Vermont Fiction
  • Goldens Are Here