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