Wednesday, June 08, 2016

Eight top novels about women in the wild

Alexis M. Smith's new novel is Marrow Island. One of her eight favorite stories about women and wilderness, as shared at Publishers Weekly:
My Abandonment by Peter Rock

Peter Rock’s My Abandonment goes deep into the psyche of a young woman coming-of-age, raised as much by the land around her as her mentally unstable father. Based on the true story of a father and daughter in Portland, Oregon, who lived for years hidden in Forest Park, a 5,000 acre urban wilderness, with only minimal social interactions in the city at large. When they’re discovered by a lost runner and separated by police, it’s civilization v. wilderness at its most heart-wrenching.
Read about another entry on the list.

The Page 69 Test: My Abandonment.

--Marshal Zeringue