Today we celebrate the release of Afoot in Connecticut by Eric D. Lehman, author of such New England favorites as Insiders’ Guide to Connecticut, A History of Connecticut Food, and A History of Connecticut Wine.
Afoot in Connecticut, is a love letter to this often overlooked region of America, an inspirational story that will have you taking to the trails and the greenways, along the beaches and mountaintops, and into a land full of transformation, of beauty, and of strength.
It is a memoir about erasing the tracks of the past and starting a new life, and it is an investigation of local ecology, geography, and natural history. It is both a call for preservation and a moving love story. It proposes that the answer to the question who am I cannot be answered without asking where am I?
Dick Allen, Connecticut State Poet Laureate declares, “Afoot in Connecticut is a gift of knowledge and love to those who have traveled or would travel Connecticut’s trails and waterways, mountains and shores.”
David Leff, author of Deep Travel and The Last Undiscovered Place writes, “Afoot in Connecticut proves the old adage that the slower you go, the more you see. In these pages we join Eric Lehman on peripatetic rambles the length and breadth of the Constitution State, exploring beaches and ridgelines, woodlands and caves, back roads and rivers, colonial cellar holes and ancient stone walls. With its seamless fusion of the cultural, natural, and personal, this book will enrich the experience of visitor and native alike.”
Tom Shachtman, author of The Most Beautiful Villages of New England reflects, “‘There are times when natural history, geology, and archaeology break down and sunlit meadows stream unencumbered through the eyes and into the spirit,’ Eric D. Lehman uses his glorious, restless spirit to show us unbridled Connecticut. If Afoot in Connecticut doesn’t make you put on your hiking boots and burst out of doors and beyond the suburbs, nothing will.”
Afoot in Connecticut is available wherever books are sold in trade paperback, Kindle, Nook and Kobo editions. Look for the audio edition this summer! Visit out bookstore and add a copy to your home library today! Eric is currently traveling through Connecticut giving readings. See if he is coming to your neck of the woods. More info»