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Another Wilderness, Notes from the New Outdoorswoman
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Another Wilderness, Notes from the New Outdoorswoman

Another Wilderness, Notes from the New Outdoorswoman

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Object Title: Another Wilderness, Notes from the New Outdoorswoman

Manufacturer: Edited by Susan Fox Roger

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Created/Edited: Oct 3, 2009 / Oct 3, 2009

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Book Summary

“This literary collection of outdoor writing by women will pull the readers from their armchairs and propel them up mountain sides, carry them deep under the sea, and take them down paths lined with memory, desire and the spirit of adventure. Whether they are scaling Denali or mountain biking over the hills of Marin, California, the voices in Another Wilderness describe (through both hair-raising stories and meditative essays) their physical, spiritual and transformative relationship to outdoor life. Fresh and original work by well-known writers and talented new voices, Another Wilderness is a collection sure to become a landmark in outdoor literature. -- Midwest Book Review”

Contents Sample
• Solo by Lucy Jane Bledsoe (High Sierra)
• Where Bears Walk by Sherry Simpson (Alaska)
• Mountain Biking and the Pleasures of Balance by Marti Stephen
• The Bedouins of Nevada by Kathleen Gasperini (five women snowboard the first descent of Wheeler Peak)
• Endurance on the Ice by Anne Dal Vera (The ’92-’93 American Women’s Antarctic Expedition)
• In the Canoe Endlessly Paddling by Alice Evans (Minnesota)
• Storms Worse Than My Own by Clarice Dickess (Kahiltna Glacier)

Product Details

Price: $16.00

Paperback: 308 pages

Author: Edited by Susan Fox Rogers

Publisher: Seal Press

Year Published: 1994, 1997

Language: English

ISBN: 1-878067-30-3



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silversummitModerately appealing collection to most

Voted 3/5

I have had this book for many years and find myself coming back to reread various authors again and again. Many are about women traveling solo while others are women canoeing or exploring in groups. Some of the stories are even actually about couples. Some are factual accounts in tone and one or two are so reflective in thought that you’re never quite sure where the writer is or who they might be with. There’s definitely a slight feminist edge in some but there are other ‘edges’ such as physically challenged and outsider vs. insider as well. Definitely not a book for the average SP reader but it has its appeal.
Posted Oct 3, 2009 2:24 pm

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