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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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Out of the Woods is one woman's journey learning to navigate - literally and metaphorically - the uneven course of life.

Early in Lynn Darling's Out of the Woods, her second memoir after 2007's Necessary Sins, she moves to a house she had been eyeing in Woodstock, Vermont that she christens Castle Dismal. This is vastly different from visiting over many summers and being charmed by the house, as she had done before. This is real living now, owning a dog, contending with the repairs that Castle Dismal needs, and living much more simply than she had in New York City where, ten years earlier, she had become a widow and a single mother. With her daughter away at college, Lynn decides it's time to move. After becoming a Woodstock resident, she writes, "I had proposals for a few magazine stories I needed to write, and notebooks to comb through in search of ideas for longer projects, but the assertion of authority required to unpack the boxes, the conviction that I had anything left of a writer's ...

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