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Cabin Fever

3.82  ·  Rating Details ·  68 Ratings  ·  10 Reviews
If you would test the soul of a friend, take him into the wilderness and rub elbows with him for five months. Either you will hate each other forever afterwards, or emerge with contempt tinged with a pitying toleration -- or you will be close, unquestioning friends to the end of your days.
Paperback, 152 pages
Published May 14th 2003 by (first published 1918)
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Nov 06, 2016 Charlotte rated it really liked it
What a little gem!
Dec 19, 2016 Maria rated it really liked it
Such a warm story! Well, at first things go wrong, but with the turn of events, it all turns out wonderfully well.
The story is much like a fairy tale, I dare argue, with the cabin fever as its villain.

I loved the characters which were very human and quite detailed. The writing style also complimented the characters' personalities with common details which often were comical, because they sparked recognition. Also, the passages with Lovin Child and Bud were adorable!

There were some less interesti
Jun 16, 2016 Mitzi rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: vintage-novels
I've only read one other B.M. Bower novel, which I thought was OK, but didn't "wow" me. I decided to give her another try, and I am SO glad I chose Cabin Fever. It's not a romance, well not really, and the characters are so well written that they just suck you right into their lives, and make you care about them. The twist at the end I didn't see coming, which is always nice.

One other thing - B.M. Bower is totally on point with her "turn of phrase" game in this book, which I am a HUGE sucker for
This was an interesting story about a man who quarrels with his young wife and goes out into the world to try to forget her. He runs across jewel thieves and, after craftily turning them in to the police, throws his lot in with a prospector. He tries his best to ignore all thoughts of his abandoned wife, but the effort leads him into bad habits and an urge to drink. Then, one day, he finds a child who has been stolen by an Indian squaw and takes him in. How will the child's presence change the t ...more
Sep 16, 2015 Joanna rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
My sister-in-law, who's book recommendations have always proved fruitful in the past, just lent this 1944 edition to me~~I'll rate it when completed!

Ok, it's a delightful read, with a surprising little twist at the end to leave you feeling "happily-ever-after." I'm not a fan, usually, of this period, but still--enjoyed it enough to recommend!
C. Coleman
Nov 22, 2015 C. Coleman rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Different from what I expected. Good western with good character development. The pace was slow and much of it bogged down a bit, but some of that was to develop the character personalities. I would probably have given it three stars until it came together at the end with a totally unexpected conclusion.
I'd recommend it.
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Nov 23, 2016 Shaakira Osman rated it really liked it
Lovely story, the characters are so well written not to mention the author has such a wonderful way with words... captured the human condition perfectly.
When I first started reading I thought B.M Bower was a man and marveled at how well he knew the mind of a woman. Now that I've just found out he's a she I'm marveling at how well she knows the mind of both!
B. M. Bower wrote a lot of books. This one is one of her earliest (1918). It is worth reading if only for the glimpse of life in a certain part of the United States a hundred years ago.
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Loved the surprise ending. Delightful glimpse into that era.
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Bertha Muzzy Sinclair or Sinclair-Cowan, née Muzzy, best known by her pseudonym B. M. Bower, was an American author who wrote novels, fictional short stories, and screenplays about the American Old West. Her works, featuring cowboys and cows of the Flying R Ranch in Montana, reflected "an interest in ranch life, the use of working cowboys as main characters (even in romantic plots), the occasional ...more
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