Ecologist Anne LaBastille created a life that many people dream about. When she and her husband divorced, she needed a place to live. Through luck and perseverance, she found the ideal spot: a twenty-acre parcel of land in the Adirondack mountains where she built the cozy, primitive log cabin that became her permanent home. Miles from the nearest town, LaBastille had to depend on her wits, ingenuity, and the help of generous neighbors for her survival. In precise, poetic language, she chronicles her adventures on Black Bear Lake, capturing the power of the landscape, the rhythms of the changing seasons, and the beauty of nature's many creatures. Most of all, she captures the struggle to balance her need for companionship and love with her desire for independence and solitude. Woodswoman is not simply a book about living in the wilderness, it is a book about living that contains a lesson for us all.
Anne LaBastille is the author of nine trade books about nature and the environment, five children's books, and over 150 articles. She was the recipient of many awards and acknowledgments throughout her life for her research and writing including a Gold Medal for Conservation from the World Wildlife Fund in 1974, the Roger Tory Peterson Award for National Nature Educator in 1994, and a Gold Medal from the Society of Women Geographers in 1993. She was also a licensed Adirondack Wilderness Guide and served for 17 years as a member of the Adirondack Park Agency board. Anne died of Alzheimer's disease in Plattsburgh, NY in 2011. Her unique story and legacy live on through her writing.
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