Being Henry David - Cal Armistead An engrossing mystery about a teenage boy who awakens in Penn Station in New York with complete amnesia and a copy of Thoreau's Walden in his possession. Calling himself "Hank," the protagonist encounters some interesting and colorful characters on his journey to piecing together his past and identity. Thoreau is not central to the story but the author weaves him and Walden into the story in clever, fun ways. An impressive, compelling debut novel.