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Happy the Land

Happy the Land Do you people get that way from living here or were you all peculiar to start with someone once asked Louise Dickinson Rich In her early thirties she took to the woods with her husband They found th

  • Title: Happy the Land
  • Author: Louise Dickinson Rich
  • ISBN: 9780892724529
  • Page: 184
  • Format: Paperback
  • Do you people get that way from living here, or were you all peculiar to start with someone once asked Louise Dickinson Rich In her early thirties, she took to the woods with her husband They found their livelihood and raised a family in the remote Maine backcountry Louise made time after morning chores to write about their lives, and these magnificent books are the reDo you people get that way from living here, or were you all peculiar to start with someone once asked Louise Dickinson Rich In her early thirties, she took to the woods with her husband They found their livelihood and raised a family in the remote Maine backcountry Louise made time after morning chores to write about their lives, and these magnificent books are the result They are still captivating readers a half century later.

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    About "Louise Dickinson Rich"

    1. Louise Dickinson Rich

      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 the Woods, 1942 set in the 1930s when she and husband Ralph, and her friend and hired help Gerrish, lived in a remote cabin near Lake Umbagog It was described as a witty account of a Thoreau like existence in a wilderness home

    181 Comments

    1. "Happy the land that has no history." A poignant phrase LDR quotes, particularly as this book was written after Ralph, that wonderful husband of hers, died. Happy the Land is entirely about their, her, and the land's history, and so you would assume this would be an unhappy book (given the title) but it is not. LDR makes sure to offer the same witty, humorous narration she shared in her first book -- just with an added flavor of how life, when we least expect it, changes. If you liked her first [...]


    2. What a wonderful description of a part of the world I absolutely love- the north west 'wilds' of Maine. Although this book was written in the 1940s, it is so applicable to the present day. My family lives just north of this setting, right on the Big Lake, Mooselookmeguntic. Louise Rich's description of the way the rivers, lakes, and woods appear, during different seasons and at various times of day, are exactly how I have seen them. What a remarkable woman and an incredible book, especially for [...]


    3. A wonderful sequel to her first book "We Took to the Woods." Louise Rich is such an accomplished wrter with respect to her subject matter. Through her descriptive language and gentle humor,the reader gets the genuine flavor of what life was like living in the Maine woods during the Second World War. Life was good.



    4. Lovely story, poignant, funny, insightful. Full of the mundane, every day stuff, but Rich manages to elevate it to art.


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