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"Lyrical. . . . The author’s comedic talents are formidable and the characters he creates are hard to forget."
― The Wall Street Journal

"Resonant. . . . With its lovely illustrations and thoughtful insights about nature, love, and friendship, Six Walks celebrates taking time to see what really matters."
― The Christian Science Monitor

"Comforting. . . . it’s the sweetness in the sorrow that is captured in this writing, along with the natural world’s endless invitation to solace."
― The New York Times

"Shattuck’s main message is the primacy of love, for both the people around us and the world we inhabit."
― The New Yorker

"Part of the fun in Six Walks is how today’s reality―and Shattuck’s sense of humor―take over."
― The Boston Globe

"A poignant tribute to nature."
― Town & Country

"Brilliant. . . . A momentous landmark in time, reminding us of what might be lost in this world and what must be preserved."
― The Rumpus

"Humble and sincere. . . . he gleans new insight into masculinity, intimacy, climate change, and the politics of outdoor spaces. "
― Poets & Writers

"Moving. . . . Six Walks witnesses how, in every season, choosing to step into the natural world can lead to healing and peace."
 Chicago Review of Books

"A resplendent debut ...echoing Thoreau’s brilliant reflections with his own, Shattuck distills the healing power of nature into a narrative that’s a pure pleasure to wander through. Fans of Annie Dillard will find this mesmerizing." — Publishers Weekly, starred review

 
“Wistful and meditative, sparked by lovely prose.” — Kirkus Review 
 
"A book of loss and redemption, fear and fragile hope. Six Walks is rich, evocative, and unexpectedly dangerous ― in that best of Thoreauvian ways." — National Book Award Winner Nathaniel Philbrick
 
“I think Thoreau would have liked this book, and that’s a high recommendation.” — Bill McKibben, author of The End of Nature
 
“A gorgeous reminder that walking is the most radical form of locomotion nowadays.”  — Nick Offerman 
 
"Six Walks offers a moving meditation on nature and history — and what our precarious place between these two realms may be.” — Pulitzer Prize Finalist Hernan Diaz
 
“What a very beautiful book. Every page is a pleasure. Charming, insightful, and full of humanity, this gem reminded me how profound it can feel to simply walk the earth.”
 – Karen Thompson Walker, author of The Dreamers

Readings:

Wednesday June 29th

7pm
In Person bookstore event
Newtonville Books
In conversation with Julia Glass
 
Friday July 8
In person talk (Plenary Author Talk)
2:30pm - 3:20pm
Thoreau Society Annual Gathering
Concord, MA
 
Thursday July 14
7pm ET
Virtual Author Talk
Wilmington Memorial Library (Wilmington MA)
 
Sunday July 17
In person event
Summer Star Wildlife Sanctuary
Reading & Nature Walk
Boylston, MA

 
Wednesday July 20
In Person Event

The Somerset Club
Boston, MA

Friday July 22
In Person Bookstore Event
6:30pm ET - 7:30pm ET
Titcomb's Bookshop

East Sandwich, MA

Saturday July 23
5pm 
Cuttyhunk Island, Meeting House
 
Monday July 25
In Person Bookstore Event
PRINT: A Bookstore
In conversation with Bill Roorbach
At Bunker Brewing
Portland, Maine
 
Tuesday July 26
6pm 
In person bookstore / library event
Bangor Public Library / Briar Patch Bookstore
In conversation with Gregory Brown

Wednesday July 27
6:30pm ET
In Person Event
Blue Hill Books 
Blue Hill, Maine

Sunday July 31
In person event
4pm
Henry L. Ferguson Museum
Fishers Island, NY

 
Tuesday August 2
7pm ET
Virtual Event
The Writer's Center
Virtual Craft Chat with Tin House Editor Elizabeth DeMeo
 
Friday August 5
5:30pm - 7:30pm ET
In Person Stock Signing Event
25th Annual Sharon Summer Book Signing
The Sharon Historical Society
Great Barrington, MA 
 
Sunday September 18
Provincetown Book Festival
In conversation with Julia Glass


October 14 -16
Brattleboro Literary Festival
In conversation with Jordan Salama, author of Every Day the River Changes.