Time: 10:30 am - 11:30 am
Place: Sid Richardson Museum
Contact: Leslie Thompson at lthompson@SidRichardsonMuseum.org or 817.332.6554 if you have any questions.
A thoughtful book discussion making connections between art and literature.
First 10 people to register receive a free copy of the book!
The exhibit, Another Frontier: Frederic Remington’s East, showcases a collection of Remington’s landscape paintings depicting the Eastern countryside, from the lakes and foothills of the Adirondacks to the Saint Lawrence River. But what is it like to be in those landscapes? Join us for our next Tall Tales book discussion as we read and discuss Woodswoman by Anne LaBastille. Please read the selected book prior to the program.
Book Description: Ecologist Anne LaBastille created the life that many people dream about. When she and her husband divorced, she needed a place to live. Through luck and perseverance, she found the ideal spot: a 20-acre parcel of land in the Adirondack mountains, where she built the cozy, primitive log cabin that became her permanent home. Miles from the nearest town, LaBastille had to depend on her wits, ingenuity, and the help of generous neighbors for her survival. In precise, poetic language, she chronicles her adventures on Black Bear Lake, capturing the power of the landscape, the rhythms of the changing seasons, and the beauty of nature’s many creatures. Most of all, she captures the struggle to balance her need for companionship and love with her desire for independence and solitude. Woodswoman is not simply a book about living in the wilderness, it is a book about living that contains a lesson for us all.