Excerpt from Out of the Woods by Lynn Darling, plus links to reviews, author biography & more

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Out of the Woods

A Memoir of Wayfinding

By Lynn Darling

Out of the Woods
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  • Hardcover: Jan 2014,
    288 pages.

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I moved to the house at the end of the road to make a new home, a new life, and it was only later that I would see that I had gone to ground, the way an animal does, because I was wounded and beaten and in need of retreat.

I had lived in the apartment I was leaving for twenty-three years. All of my married life had taken place there. It was the warm hearth to which I had brought the work I had done, the newborn infant in my arms, and the friends I had loved; it was the beating heart of my life as a young woman, a wife, and a mother.

I left because all of that had changed.

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