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Books to lead readers far from the comforts of home.

A walk in parkland, a three-day hike, maybe something more adventurous like a Kokoda Trail or a distant mountain peak – when we step into nature the noise of our lives subsides. As time slows down, stress dissipates and we can tap into the beauty of the world once more. And when we’re done, we return to the comforts of home rejuvenated. Well, that’s how it’s supposed to work. Here are some books where the wilderness becomes a setting for something much darker.

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