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Thumbing Through Thoreau: A Book of Quotations by Henry David Thoreau.

Books of quotations are usually fairly bland, but Kenny Luck has put together a beautiful coffee table book of Thoreau quotes along with illustrations by Jay Luke and Ren Adams. Thoreau is a favorite of mine and the beautiful illustrations jump off of the page while blending in with the beautiful artwork.

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“I should not talk so much about myself if there were anybody else whom I knew as well.”
(Walden, “Economy,” p. 4)

Each quote comes complete with it’s own illustration which means that every page is a surprising treat.

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“Truth is always paradoxical.”
(Journal I, vol. 7, June 26, 1840, p. 153)

This obviously isn’t a traditional book that you take to the beach, but it is a stunning keepsake filled with wise quotes that would make a great gift.

Kenny Luck is a graduate student at Marywood University in Scranton, Pa., and holds a Bachelor’s Degree in History & Political Science from the same institution. He writes for The Weekender – an arts and entertainment weekly – and The Independent. He is currently working on his second book. He enjoys recording music, book browsing and travel.

My copy was supplied by Pump Up Your Book and I thank them!

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