The Way Through the Woods

The Way Through the Woods

On Mushrooms and Mourning

Book - 2019 | First U.S. edition
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A grieving widow discovers a most unexpected form of healing--hunting for mushrooms. Long Litt Woon met Eiolf a month after arriving in Norway from Malaysia as an exchange student. They fell in love, married, and settled into domestic bliss. Then Eiolf's unexpected death at fifty-four left Woon struggling to imagine a life without the man who had been her partner and anchor for thirty-two years. Adrift in grief, she signed up for a beginner's course on mushrooming--a course the two of them had planned to take together--and found, to her surprise, that the pursuit of mushrooms rekindled her zest for life. The Way Through the Woods tells the story of parallel journeys: an inner one, through the landscape of mourning, and an outer one, into the fascinating realm of mushrooms--resilient, adaptable, and essential to nature's cycle of death and rebirth.
Publisher: New York : Spiegel & Grau, 2019
Edition: First U.S. edition
ISBN: 9781984801036
Characteristics: xii, 291 pages : illustrations ; 22 cm
Additional Contributors: Haveland, Barbara - Translator


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