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The Resource The way through the woods : on mushrooms and mourning, Long Litt Woon ; translated from the Norwegian by Barbara J. Haveland

The way through the woods : on mushrooms and mourning, Long Litt Woon ; translated from the Norwegian by Barbara J. Haveland

Label
The way through the woods : on mushrooms and mourning
Title
The way through the woods
Title remainder
on mushrooms and mourning
Statement of responsibility
Long Litt Woon ; translated from the Norwegian by Barbara J. Haveland
Creator
Subject
Genre
Language
  • eng
  • nor
  • eng
Summary
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. From idyllic Norwegian forests and urban flower beds to the sandy beaches of Corsica and New York's Central Park, Woon uncovers an abundance of surprises often hidden in plain sight: salmon-pink Bloody Milk Caps, which ooze red liquid when cut; delectable morels, prized for their earthy yet delicate flavor; and bioluminescent mushrooms that light up the forest at night. Along the way, she discovers the warm fellowship of other mushroom obsessives, and finds that giving her full attention to the natural world transforms her, opening a way for her to survive Eiolf's death, to see herself anew, and to reengage with life
Biography type
autobiography
Cataloging source
PNX
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Long, Litt Woon
Illustrations
illustrations
Index
index present
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
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  • Long, Litt Woon
  • Mushrooms
  • Widows
Label
The way through the woods : on mushrooms and mourning, Long Litt Woon ; translated from the Norwegian by Barbara J. Haveland
Instantiates
Publication
Note
Originally published in Norwegian as Stien tilbake til livet by Vigmostad & Bjorke, Oslo in 2017
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
Control code
on1105198948
Dimensions
22 cm
Edition
First U.S. edition.
Extent
xii, 291 pages
Isbn
9781984801036
Lccn
2018059807
Other physical details
illustrations
Label
The way through the woods : on mushrooms and mourning, Long Litt Woon ; translated from the Norwegian by Barbara J. Haveland
Publication
Note
Originally published in Norwegian as Stien tilbake til livet by Vigmostad & Bjorke, Oslo in 2017
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
Control code
on1105198948
Dimensions
22 cm
Edition
First U.S. edition.
Extent
xii, 291 pages
Isbn
9781984801036
Lccn
2018059807
Other physical details
illustrations

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