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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User Review  - Bunnyjadwiga - Goodreads

This a classic woman's memoir of the first half of the 20th century, but like Betty MacDonald of The Egg and I fame, Louise Dickinson Rich was a good deal tougher and more self-reliant than her time ... Read full review

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User Review  - Nicole - Goodreads

True story of Louise Dicikson Rich living in the remote Maine woods with her husband and young son in the early 1940's. Rich has a way with words. You could almost hear here talking as she was ... 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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