and Lost in the Wild,
featured books by Borealis Books, the trade imprint of the
Minnesota Historical Society Press
To read about either of these books, click
To order Lost in the Wild, select one
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Opening Goliath will be available in
bookstores in April, 2009. Book signings and readings for Opening Goliath
will be published as they become available.
To see a list of past book signings and
readings for Lost in the Wild, click here:
Lost in the Wild Events
Some review comments about Lost in the
"Cary Griffith uses a
matter-of-fact, spare prose and a cinematic focus on small things
to re-create, hour by our, day by day, the confusion, panic and
decisions of each young man. It's a taught, present-tense
narrative, credible because it's based on extensive interviews
and on the writer's own knowledge of the boreal forest......
'Lost in the Wild' is simply good reporting, offering an
absorbing read and material for thinking about ourselves and the
Sunday March 19, 2006
"Dan Stephens, an
experienced 22-year old canoeist, was leading a party of Boy
Scouts from Chattanooga in Ontario's Quetico Provincial Park in
1998 when he hit his head during a fall and stumbled deeper into
woods. Three years later, medical student Jason Rasmussen
walked into the Boundary Waters Canoe Area Wilderness on a nice
fall day and made mistakes that left him cold, wet and very
lost. How these guys thought their way out of their
dangerous situations makes for fascinating reading..."
St. Paul Pioneer Press, March 12, 2006
"Griffith weaves the stories of these two men and those who
searched for them in a dramatic tale of suspense and
Lost in the Wild is a stirring tale of survival and a
testament to the perseverance of the human spirit in the face of
the wild indifference of the wilderness."
Outdoor News, June 9, 2006
"Griffith skillfully interweaves the stories of these two
men--and those who searched for them--in a dramatic and
suspenseful book in the traditions of a Jon Krakauer tale.
"...just a word to the wise. Make sure you have several
hours available before you start, because you won't want to put
it down until the final page."
The Timberjay, April 1, 2006
"For those today who want to know what lies ahead
should they embark on a walk through the wild unprepared, or for
the person of tomorrow who is intrigued by the very idea of a
wild walk without the helpful hand of technology, Griffith's
book...has archived some adventurous steps in time."
The Daily Tribune, March 19, 2006
"A great read and
an insightful look at the politics of conservation, Opening
Goliath is destined to become a classic among cavers and
Michael Ray Taylor, author of
Cave Passages: Roaming the Underground Wilderness and
Caves: Exploring Hidden Realms
"Lost in the Wild is a book you'll cancel appointments to
read. Shelve it between the works of Jack London and Jon
University of Minnesota Alumni Magazine
"gripping... ..admirable economy and a flair for suspense..."
Washington Post, June 11, 2006
Griffith writes lucidly throughout..."
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