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  - Bettina - Goodreads

I'm so glad I finally read this! It was even better than I'd imagined: Louise Rich was a rare, hilarious, tough, and gentle-minded woman. The last chapter reduced me to tears. (Just writing about the last chapter is doing the same thing.) Read full review

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Quite enjoyable! I liked the self-deprecating humor and the quiet, meditative look at the author's life. I liked the microcosm-like focus of it - what she feared, what she loved, how she spent her day. It made me think about finding a contemporary equivalent. Read full review

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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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