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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User Review  - Sarah-Mae Adam - Goodreads

Beautifully written in a conversational style, this account of one woman taking "to the woods" is potentially one of my favourite books of all time. Louise Dickinson Rich is an average woman in the ... Read full review

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User Review  - Rachel Whaley - Goodreads

Wonderfully written, charming, funny, informative. A really great read for anyone who loves Maine or is interested in the details of rustic woods living. 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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