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Into the Wild September 24, 2007

Posted by sneaks in adult, DVDs, Fall, fiction, J fiction, J is for Juvenile, J non-fiction, nonfiction, YA.


Into the Wild, Jon Krakauer‘s engrossing nonfiction book about the life and mysterious death of Christopher McCandless in the Alaskan wilderness, has been made into a movie, in theaters now.

Support your copies of Into the Wild with other books by Jon Krakauer, and other tales of wilderness survival (or not), such as the following (click “more” for a list).

Young adult/Juvenile:

Wilderness by Roddy Doyle. Y DOY

Peak survival / Pam Withers. Y WIT

Deadly inferno : battle of the wilderness / Dan Abnett ; illustrator, Dheeraj Verma. Y Graphic Novel A

Getting air by Dan Gutman. J GUT

White Fang and Call of the Wild by Jack London. J LON

Hatchet, Brian’s Winter, Brian’s Hunt, The River, etc. by Gary Paulson. J P, Y P

Wild Man Island / Will Hobbs. J HOB

Adult fiction:

The brief history of the dead / Kevin Brockmeier. Fic BRO
The last of the Mohicans / James Fenimore Cooper. Fic COO
Manhunt / Janet Evanovich. Fic EVA
Afterlands : a novel / Steven Heighton. Fic HEI
Up close and dangerous: a novel / Linda Howard. Fic HOW
Wrong place, wrong time / Andrea Kane. Fic KAN
Midnight sun / Kat Martin. Fic MAR
Rivers of gold / Tracie Peterson. Fic PET
The sweet edge / Alison Pick. Fic PIC
The Kate Shugak mysteries by Dana Stabenow. M STA


SAS survival handbook : how to survive in the wild, in any climate, on land or at sea / John “Lofty” Wiseman. ON ORDER

Survive! : my fight for life in the High Sierras / Peter DeLeo. 363.124 D

Shadow of the bear : travels in vanishing wilderness / Brian Payton. 599.78 P

Deep survival : who lives, who dies, and why : true stories of miraculous endurance and sudden death / Laurence Gonzales. 613.69 G

Lost in the wild : danger and survival in the North Woods / Cary J. Griffith. 613.69 G

Survivors : true tales of endurance / edited by John B. Letterman. 613.69 S

Lost mountain : a year in the vanishing wilderness : radical strip mining and the devastation of Appalachia / Erik Reece ; foreword by Wendell Berry ; photographs by John J. Cox. 622.29 R

Mountains : surviving on Mt. Everest / by Michael Sandler. J 796.522 S

In the wilderness / Simon Chapman. J 915.704 C

Four quarters of light : a journey through Alaska / Brian Keenan. 917.98 K

The long exile : a tale of Inuit betrayal and survival in the high Arctic / Melanie McGrath. 970.0049 M

Tales from the edge : true adventures in Alaska / edited by Larry Kaniut. 979.8 T

Alive: the story of the Andes survivors. 982.6 R

The last American man / Elizabeth Gilbert. B Conway

The final frontiersman : Heimo Korth and his family, alone in Alaska’s arctic wilderness / James Campbell. B Korth

One man’s wilderness : an Alaskan odyssey / by Sam Keith ; from the journals and photographs of Richard Proenneke. B Proenneke


Disappearances. DVD 791.437 D

Wilderness. DVD 791.437 W

Open Season. DVD 791.437 O

Not to mention: Lost.



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