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Mrs. Rich tells about being a widowed mother of two children, from the time they lived in the wilderness of the North Woods, through their days in a small town where they moved when the kids were of school age, up to their move back home to Bridgewater, Mass.
Published 1953 by Peoples Book Club
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Jul 05, 2014 Betty rated it really liked it
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The author of We Took To The Woods, an account of living in the backwoods of Maine with her husband in the 1930s, writes about her life after the sudden death of her husband leaves her with two preschoolers. Only Parent describes the ups and downs of her life and her kids over the next ten years or so, mostly with humor and absolutely without self-pity. The breezy style is easy to read. Recommended for fans of Rich. I wish our library had more of her books; I'm suppose they were de-accessioned y ...more
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Writer known for fiction and non-fiction works about New England, particularly Massachusetts and Maine. Mrs. Rich grew up in Bridgewater where her father was the editor of a weekly newspaper. She met Ralph Eugene Rich, a Chicago businessman, on a Maine canoe trip in 1933 and they married a year later. Mr. Rich died in 1944. Her best-known work was her first book, the autobiographical We Took to th
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