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Gifts of the Wild: A Woman's Book of Adventure

3.36  ·  Rating Details  ·  22 Ratings  ·  2 Reviews
This collection brings together 46 stories, written by women and organized around 12 themes that illustrate our connection to the outdoor world. The diverse stories record and celebrate the wilderness experience, and range from lyrical meditations to bracing adventure travel tales. The authors, including E. Annie Proulx, Jessica Maxwell, Lorian Hemingway, Ann Linnea, Jean ...more
Paperback, 320 pages
Published April 24th 1998 by Seal Press (first published April 3rd 1998)
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Anastasia
Feb 26, 2011 Anastasia rated it it was ok
A lot of poor writing (mostly bad editing, I think). Some essays lacked focus or the closings were poorly done. The overall theme did not come through. There were a couple of very strong pieces, though: Betty Wetzel's Near Eighty-- and Tall in the Saddle was a well-written and inspiring piece about an 80 year old woman who goes on a 140 mile wilderness trip on horseback (with a small group of people). It's been something she's wanted to do for ages; despite the fact that none of her family will ...more
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Apr 16, 2016 Kristin rated it really liked it
This book is for anyone who enjoys being in nature. Having different authors brought many angles of that experience and I found myself in kinship with many of the authors. I think I need to go hiking now.
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