Happy the Land
by Louise Rich Dickinson
Paperback, 0.69" H x 8.02" L x 5.41" W, 260 pages
The thousands of readers who have delighted in We Took to the Woods will welcome this sequel, written when Louise Dickinson Rich had lived in the ruggedest part of western Maine for 12 eventful years. Happy the Land has a more bittersweet tone than the first book, because by then Rich had lost her husband: "Then the bottom dropped out of my life. Ralph died...suddenly, between one breath and the next, on a still and snowy December night. We were alone together at Forest Lodge....I can only say that in time l began to live again, and that it was truly a rebirth, for all the things I'd loved about this life here, all the places Ralph and I had been together and the things we had done were restored ....So I decided that I would write a book to please myself, about the things I love.... This is that book."