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Into the Forest: A Novelby Jean Hegland
Synopses & Reviews
Praise for Jean Hegland's Into the Forest
" A] beautifully written and often profoundly moving novel."
--San Francisco Chronicle
"A work of extraordinary power, insight and lyricism, Into the Forest is both an urgent warning and a passionate celebration of life and love."
--Riane Eisler, author of The Chalice and the Blade
*"From the first page, the sense of crisis and the lucid, honest voice of the...narrator pull the reader in....A truly admirable addition to a genre defined by the very high standards of George Orwell's 1984."
--Publishers Weekly, starred review
"This beautifully written story captures the essential nature of the sister bond: the fierce struggle to be true to one's own self, only to learn that true strength comes from what they are able to share together."
--Carol Saline, co-author of Sisters
"Jean Hegland's sense of character is firm, warm, and wise.... A] fine first novel."
--John Keeble, author of Yellowfish
From the Trade Paperback edition.
Following a breakdown of civilization, two teenage sisters are forced to adapt to a life without running water, electricity, shops or police to protect them. The novel follows them as they learn to live from nature in a California forest. A debut in fiction.
Two sisters survive a near-future apocalypse and retreat into a forest where they relearn what it means to be human
About the Author
Jean Hegland is the author of The Life Within: Celebration of a Pregnancy.She lives with her husband and three children in northern California on fifty-five acres of second-growth forest.She is at work on her next novel, which explores the issues of motherhood.
From the Hardcover edition.
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