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Book I read years ago, do you know it?


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Initial post: Jan 27, 2014 12:40:35 AM PST
Susywong says:
I read a very old book as a child some 40 odd years ago about a woman lost? In the arctic and she had a child on her own whilst stuck there, her survival really touched me. I recall it being an amazing story and would love to read it again but have no idea what it was called. Any suggestions you may have would be much appreciated. Sorry I'm a bit short on details, it was a long time ago! Thanks

Posted on Jan 27, 2014 3:08:44 AM PST
Last edited by the author on Jan 27, 2014 3:18:28 AM PST
G. McNeil says:
The only book I can think of is clan of the Cave bear series by Jean Auel that was similar to what you mentioned.

eta correct author spelling..

In reply to an earlier post on Jan 27, 2014 3:12:34 AM PST
CBRetriever says:
that's not quite that old

Posted on Jan 27, 2014 3:17:43 AM PST
G. McNeil says:
Really? I was thinking 70s but could be wrong. Oh well, not the artic either.

In reply to an earlier post on Jan 27, 2014 4:17:24 AM PST
Just Peachy says:
I remember seeing a TV movie with that story line. But can't remember anything about the name or the rest of the story.

In reply to an earlier post on Jan 27, 2014 6:52:07 AM PST
Was this a novel, or a biographical account?

Posted on Jan 27, 2014 7:07:05 AM PST
Just Peachy says:
The movie was "Rugged Gold" and based on a true story from the 1950's

http://askville.amazon.com/movie-involved-woman-giving-birth-Alaska-wilderness/AnswerViewer.do?requestId=404293

O Rugged Land of Gold

In reply to an earlier post on Jan 27, 2014 7:11:28 AM PST
Interesting review on there from someone who claims to be related:

http://www.amazon.com/review/R209I0CF5TB14K/ref=cm_cr_rdp_perm?ie=UTF8&ASIN=002580460X&linkCode=&nodeID=&tag=

In reply to an earlier post on Jan 27, 2014 7:13:48 AM PST
Just Peachy says:
That is a strange review and conversation.

In reply to an earlier post on Jan 27, 2014 7:15:17 AM PST
Oh, the drama!

In reply to an earlier post on Jan 27, 2014 7:20:06 AM PST
Just Peachy says:
Oh, if you like that type of story, let me recommend two other books:

Mrs. Mike

Tisha: The Story of a Young Teacher in the Alaska Wilderness

Both are supposedly based on real stories but may be more fiction than reality. Still, great stories.

In reply to an earlier post on Jan 27, 2014 8:19:41 AM PST
Last edited by the author on Jan 27, 2014 8:20:57 AM PST
i remember this book, i read in school, sorry i cant recall the title
EDIT, i see its been id'd good

In reply to an earlier post on Jan 27, 2014 8:51:29 AM PST
K. Rowley says:
"In the arctic and..."

You might take a look at some of the books that Jack London wrote - a lot of them were popular back then and he did a lot of stories set in the frozen tundra..

In reply to an earlier post on Jan 27, 2014 9:02:38 AM PST
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Posted on Jan 27, 2014 11:38:21 AM PST
Could it be this book ??
Julie of the Wolves

In reply to an earlier post on Jan 27, 2014 12:04:11 PM PST
Just Peachy says:
I don't think Julie had a baby, at least not in the first book.

In reply to an earlier post on Jan 27, 2014 2:23:19 PM PST
Jakk54 says:
Fiction or non-fiction? And, was it definitely the arctic? Been looking at a few titles, but can't find any about a woman and her child as the main tale.

In reply to an earlier post on Jan 27, 2014 2:23:56 PM PST
Last edited by the author on Jan 27, 2014 2:24:52 PM PST
Jakk54 says:
Clan of the Cave Bear came out in the USA in 1980.

In reply to an earlier post on Jan 27, 2014 11:46:43 PM PST
Susywong says:
Thanks for your help everyone, like I said in my post it was over 40 years ago since I read the book so memory quite hazy. Thinking it could have even been Canada? Not sure. Have read the Clan of the Cave Bear series. Quite a different take to those and much much older. Shame the shed at my parents where the books were stored has long since been cleared out. Will look for the Rugged Gold version and see if that rings any bells! Cheers

In reply to an earlier post on Jan 28, 2014 12:08:30 AM PST
Sue says:
Have you tried ask.com or google to see if the book title may be there? I use ask.com to find a lot of things. Sometimes I find them and sometimes I do. It could be worth you time.

In reply to an earlier post on Jan 28, 2014 12:16:08 AM PST
Susywong says:
Thanks but I can't recall the title. Will give it a try though.

In reply to an earlier post on Jan 28, 2014 12:26:58 AM PST
Yes, the idea is to google what you remember of the story (using the key words) and see what titles come up. Then you look at the synopses of those books, and see if any of them sound familiar when you get more detail. Or, if they're on Amazon, see if they have a "click to look inside" link, and read the beginning of them and see if it sounds familiar.

Other things that would help you narrow it down might be names of any of the characters or places, and any events (even half-remembered ones) in the story.

In reply to an earlier post on Jan 28, 2014 12:30:11 AM PST
Susywong says:
Thanks so much, very helpful.
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