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The Forest Lover by Susan Vreeland
The Forest Lover

readericious, September 20, 2011

I love this book! While reading it I learned about the Pacific Northwest and it's Native American people. The obstacles Emily faced were daunting while her relatives and friends were so well written I felt like I knew them. The recognition and appreciation she deserved was withheld too long due to a sexist, insular society which was not ready for her or her subject matter.
Susan Vreeland is an amazing writer who took me on a trip to a place I will never forget. I experienced romance, laughter, tears and finally the realisation of a life well lived. The characterisations of people are so well written they came alive. I have been inspired by this book. If I win the lottery, I would immediately purchase one of Ms Carr's totem pole paintings. They are alive and vivid and several would never have been preserved if she had not painted them. Mutual respect, curiosity and admiration for other cultures was integral to her personality. I could not stop reading this book. It impacted me on a visceral level which happens so rarely it is never forgotten. Don't miss it!
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