Tales from the Edge of the Woods / Edition 1

Tales from the Edge of the Woods / Edition 1

by Willem Lange
     
 

ISBN-10: 0874518598

ISBN-13: 9780874518597

Pub. Date: 01/01/1998

Publisher: University Press of New England

"If you live here by choice," Willem Lange writes of the northern New England he's called home for half a century, "you pay your dues, take what you can get, and endure what you have to. It's well worth it." These reminiscences, character sketches, and sometimes heart-rending accounts of life among the ubiquitous pines and unyielding granite shows a deep reverence and…  See more details below

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"If you live here by choice," Willem Lange writes of the northern New England he's called home for half a century, "you pay your dues, take what you can get, and endure what you have to. It's well worth it." These reminiscences, character sketches, and sometimes heart-rending accounts of life among the ubiquitous pines and unyielding granite shows a deep reverence and an abiding respect for this unique corner of the world.

We meet, for example, Baddy, the crusty timber camp cook whose love of hunting ends the day he witnesses the needless death of a fawn. We experience rites of passage: an old man determined to spend one last night alone in the deep woods; a young man discovering for the first time the indelible beauty of a northern September morning; and Lange's own realization that, "for the first time, I'll be the oldest man in camp, and my son will be carrying most of my pack."

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780874518597
Publisher:
University Press of New England
Publication date:
01/01/1998
Edition description:
New Edition
Pages:
96
Product dimensions:
5.00(w) x 8.50(h) x 0.32(d)

Table of Contents

Not Love at First Sight1
The Old Canoe5
Favor Johnson10
The White-Footed Mouse18
New England Reeling22
The Child of Fear26
Gals at the Bor'as32
The Old Man's Legacy37
Baddy and the Fawn42
All Gone Away46
Kids on the Sideboard50
Sliding on a Shovel54
Blood Brothers58
Dear Olivia61
The Carpenter and the Honeybee65
Pop? It's Honey70
The Old Man at Solstice75
Well Grounded in Mechanics79

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