Afoot in Connecticut: Journeys in Natural History (Paperback)
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.
About the Author
Eric D. Lehman is a travel and history writer, with reviews, essays, and stories in dozens of magazines and journals. He is also an award-winning author of many books, including Afoot in Connecticut, The Foundation of Summer, A History of Connecticut Wine, Insiders’ Guide to Connecticut, A History of Connecticut Food, Becoming Tom Thumb: Charles Stratton, P.T. Barnum, and the Dawn of American Celebrity, and Homegrown Terror: Benedict Arnold and the Burning of New London. In his spare time, he pursues Henry Miller scholarship and teaches creative writing and literature at the University of Bridgeport, where he directs the school literary magazine, Groundswell, and the faculty essay series, The Commons. He lives in Hamden with his wife, poet Amy Nawrocki, and his two cats.
“Homebound Publications is an ironic name for the publisher of Eric D. Lehman’s extraordinary travelogue, Afoot in Connecticut: Journeys in Natural History. This 132 page compendium introduces the reader to a fascinating and informative account of the natural beauty of Connecticut’s rural countryside, beaches, mountains, rivers, woodlands, back roads and nature trails. From ancient stone walls to colonial cellar holes, the human mark upon Connecticut landscapes will charm those who seek them out. Superbly written, Afoot in Connecticut is highly recommended for onsite tourists and armchair travelers alike!” — Midwest Review of Books
“…Lehman has succeeded in crafting a moving, intricate ode to the inextricable bonds that bind person and place, a book that is, at its heart, a call to those who have not yet forsaken the sterility of the indoors for the soul-quenching of a good walking stick and a nearby trail, and a reminder for those who have already traveled to find a greater journey." — Chris Vola, The Small Press Book Review