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The Silence of the North: The Incredible Story of a Woman's Fight For Survival in the Wilderness
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Hardcover, 209 pages
Published by Crown Publishers
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Richard Jr.
Olive Fredrickson's story of her early life growing up in the Canadian wilderness is an exciting adventure suitable for both young and old, male and female as she deals with the death of her mother at an early age, grows up knowledgeable of the world of trapping and hunting in a part of the world almost completely unknown to the majority of North Americans. The knowledge she gained from her hardscrabble family upbringing in the wilderness carries her through to adulthood and marriage to her firs ...more
Dennis McClure
Jan 15, 2020 rated it it was amazing
On my blog, Stories of Northern Canada and Alaska, https://www.chrisdennis111.com I posted a story about the special, tough people who survive in the subarctic wilderness—and love it. A lady who reads my blogs responded by telling me and my readers about Olive Fredrickson and her book.

I found it, and now I’ve read it. And I am utterly astounded. You will be too. Nobody lives a life like hers—nobody. But she did.

For those who ask, why are people willing to put up with the hardship and danger in
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Danielle
Aug 23, 2017 rated it really liked it
Amazing. If only I were that strong. True, my posh life in eastern USA does not require such of me. Loved reading about life up north.
Gary Priesman
Sep 23, 2019 rated it it was ok
it was ok
Arlene Corbin
Jul 03, 2017 rated it it was amazing
I absolutely loved it. Very well written and such great detail
Lola
Dec 11, 2016 rated it it was amazing
Excellent! I really enjoyed reading this book.
It's December & I wear 3 -4 layers of clothes to walk my dog
& still the wind seems to blow right through me. It's hard
to understand how the author & others could survive the harsh
weather of the Canadian wilderness. Sometimes they wore
inadequate clothing, slept outside on pine boughs, fell into an
icy cold creek, or went without food, in danger of starvation.
Olive Fredrickson even had her infant daughter out there!
They were often harassed by bears and
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Esther
Feb 19, 2015 rated it really liked it
Fascinating story of a woman and family in northern wild Canada in first half of 1900's. ...more
Loay Al-khalaf
Dec 06, 2016 rated it it was amazing
Great Book!!
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