We Took to the Woods

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Down East Books, 2007 - Biography & Autobiography - 325 pages
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In her early thirties, Louise Dickinson Rich took to the woods of Maine with her husband. They found their livelihood and raised a family in the remote backcountry settlement of Middle Dam, in the Rangeley area. Rich made time after morning chores to write about their lives. We Took to the Woods is an adventure story, written with humor, but it also portrays a cherished dream awakened into full life. First published 1942.

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I think she writes beautiful prose. - Goodreads
The writer made the Sears catalog facinating. - Goodreads
I can even hear the heavy Maine accent in here writing! - Goodreads

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This memoir proves that really good writing is what makes a book sell decades after publication. Sure, it's interesting to see a different way of life in the rustic Maine woods, but it's the way Rich ... Read full review

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Interesting to read about life in the 30's in the woods of Maine near Rangely Lakes. Not only a different lifestyle but a different age from what we live in now. Wonder, however, if it is in fact so ... Read full review

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About the author (2007)

Arlen is a former outdoor writer for the Maine Times.

Robert Kimber is the author of several books and has been published extensively in such magazines as Down East and Country Journal.

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