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North of Normal
North of Normal A Memoir of My Wilderness Childhood, My Unusual Family, and How I Survived Both By Person, Cea Sunrise Book - 2014 746.92092 P4671n 2014 All copies in use Availability details Holds: 2 on 4 copies

Annotation:While some escape to the wilderness to find themselves, Person's memoir describes how she escaped her family of back-to-the-landers so she could understand who she was.

Klee Wyck
Klee Wyck By Carr, Emily Book - 2004 971.1004 C311k 2004 All copies in use Availability details

Annotation:Emily Carr was known for her art - vibrant paintings of wild British Columbia. She was also a writer, and this loosely autobiographical work describes her travels to remote Native villages to paint totem poles and other aspects of a quickly-disappearing world.

My Side of the Mountain
My Side of the Mountain By George, Jean Craighead Book - 1988 j GEORGE 1988 Available in some locations

Annotation:If you embraced this book as a kid, chances are you gre up to be a DIYer, hiker and wilderness enthusiast.

Two Wheels North
Two Wheels North Cycling the West Coast in 1909 By Gibb, Evelyn McDaniel Book - 2000 917.904 G437t 2000 Available in some locations

Annotation:If you've ever gone on a long distance cycling trip, you know that every day can be a challenge. Imagine trying the same trip through forests and over corduroy roads. This is the account of two young men who biked from California to 1909.

Tatoosh By Hardy, Martha Book - 1980 917.97 H27 Available in some locations

Annotation:The aptly named Martha Hardy recounts her experiences in a fire lookout near Mt. Ranier in 1943.

The Curve of Time
The Curve of Time By Blanchet, M. Wylie Book - 1990 917.11 B64c 1990 All copies in use Availability details

Annotation:The biography and astonishing adventure story of a woman who, left a widow in 1927, packed her five children onto a 25-foot boat and cruised the coastal waters of British Columbia, summer after summer. Muriel Wylie Blanchet acted single-handedly as skipper, navigator, engineer and, of course, mum, as she saw her crew through encounters with tides, fog, storms, rapids, cougars and bears.

Wild From Lost to Found on the Pacific Crest Trail By Strayed, Cheryl Book - 2012 917.9 S913w 2012 All copies in use Availability details Holds: 101 on 130 copies

Annotation:Strayed's account of her journey across the PCT and what she learned about herself.

Dirt Work
Dirt Work An Education in the Woods By Byl, Christine Book - 2013 363.68097986 B9938d 2013 Available in some locations

Annotation:Byl recounts the story of her apprenticeship on a national-park trail crew and what she discovers about nature, gender, and the value of hard work.

Eating Dirt
Eating Dirt Deep Forests, Big Timber, and Life With the Tree-planting Tribe By Gill, Charlotte Book - 2011 333.751530971 G4752e 2011 Available in some locations

Annotation:It's always more enjoyable to read about tree-planting than it is to do it. Gill explores this grueling work and the people who are motivated to do it.

The Mushroom Hunters
The Mushroom Hunters On the Trail of An Underground America By Cook, Langdon Book - 2013 579.6 C7716m 2013 Available in some locations

Annotation:The mushroom hunters, by contrast, are a rough lot. They live in the wilderness and move with the seasons. Motivated by Gold Rush desires, they haul improbable quantities of fungi from the woods for cash.

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As we rapidly reshape the world, writers turn to the wilderness and its meaning for us. Here are titles, both fiction and non-fiction, that explore our connection with the wild and how it changes us.

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