Modern-day Thoreau?

Try to imagine Thoreau married, with a job, three kids, and a minivan.

The quote above is from the jacket copy of a book I just picked up at the publication party of the Prairie Light Review (the student-edited literary magazine at College of DuPage in Glen Ellyn, Illinois). I bid on one of the items in the silent auction and won — a pair of books (autographed) by COD English professor Tom Montgomery Fate:

  • Cabin Fever: A Suburban Father’s Search for the Wild
  • Steady & Trembling: Art, Faith, & Family in an Uncertain World

I’ve skimmed through both books and they look good. Here are some links if you’re interested:

Tom Montgomery Fate

Prairie Light Review