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Woodswoman: Living Alone in the Adirondack Wilderness Paperback – October 11, 1991
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I am very impressed with Ms. LaBastille. She is a much stronger woman than I. I could never live this way but it does makes me want to visit. Instead of feeling energized or particularly educated in some way, I would have to say this book leaves the reader contemplative. I have a feeling its effect on me will last much past the time I have forgotten the story line in other books I have read.
When Anne LaBastille was still a relatively young woman, her marriage ended in divorce. She had to find a place to live--quick. In two months' time, she found a remote plot of land in the Adirondacks, and she set to work building her own log cabin. With only a bit of help in the heaviest or trickiest part of the labor, LaBastille designed and built the cabin herself in short order.
Mind you, this is no burly Amazon woman. The photos in LaBastille's autobiography show a slender, pretty woman, deeply tanned, flannel shirt sleeves rolled up on her sinewy arms, comfortable in her jeans, hair in long braids or ponytails, chainsaw in hand. Nor is she even particularly assertive or bold. At times, she's downright shy. She's just a woman who is comfortable alone, knows how to take care of herself, and loves nature.
LaBastille has had a loyal following of readers ever since her series of Woodswoman books first came out, beginning in the mid 1970s. It seems while few do what she has done, many hold a dream in common about a cabin in the woods.Read more ›
When I read her second autobiography "Beyond Black Bear Lake", I was amazed that from the very vague description in the book some of her readers were able to find her log cabin. Until today I have no clue where she lives and I don`t need to know. All I want her to do is writing Part IV and Part V and if possible Part VI, too.
I was lucky to spend a few days of my long October trip in 1997 in the Adirondacks and when I returned to my favorite bookstore in Lake Placid, "The Pipe and More", I was delighted to find out that her third volume was just published, "Woodswoman III". I even got a signed paperback copy.
Now I can`t wait 2005 and Part IV being published...
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A great book that everyone who has interest in the Adirondacks or just the outdoors should read.Published 8 months ago by Ross R Conover
i SPENT MY CHILDHOOD IN UPSTATE NEW YORK. WE CAMPED IN THE ADOIRONDACKS AT CHURCH CAMP ONE SUMMER AND SAME TO THAT ISLAND(AGE 13). I DO NOT RECALL IT BEING OCCUPIED THEN. Read morePublished 10 months ago by ha
The account of a true woodsman. A strong a self reliant pioneer for living off grid. I bought this book years ago. After my move it came up missing. So I had to replace it.Published 11 months ago by Ann E Stickel