The way through the woods : of mushrooms and mourning

The way through the woods : of mushrooms and mourning
Long, Litt Woon, 1958-
  • Item Type: Book - 155.937 LONG
  • Published: 2019
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'As the world of mushrooms opened up to me I began to see that the path back to life was easier than I had thought. It was simply a matter of gathering delights that flash and sparkle. All I had to do was follow the mushroom trail, even though I still didn't know where it would lead. What would I find in the great unknown that lay ahead of me? What lay beyond those hilltops and mists and turns in the road?' When Long Litt Woon loses her husband of 32 years to an unexpected death, she is utterly bereft. An immigrant in his country, in losing the love of her life she has also lost her compass and her passport to society. For a time, she is stuck, aimless, disoriented. It is only when she wanders off deep into the woods with mushroom hunters and is taught there how to see clearly what is all around her, and learn how to make distinctions, take educated risks and hear all the different melodies in Nature's chorus, that she returns to life and to living. And it is mushrooms which guide her back. In this book, she describes how they saved her, and how they might save you.

Related Subjects

Bereavement.
Mycology--Norway.
Widows--Life skills guides.

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ISBN:

9781925713213 (hardback)

Personal Author:

Long, Litt Woon, 1958-

Title:

The way through the woods : of mushrooms and mourning / Long Litt Woon ; translated by Barbara J. Haveland.

Publication Info:

Melbourne, Victoria : Scribe, 2019.

Physical description:

287 pages : illustrations ; 22 cm.

Content Type:

text

Content Type:

still image

Media Type:

unmediated

Carrier Type:

volume

Language:

Translated from the Norwegian.

Personal subject:

Long, Litt Woon, 1958-

Subject term:

Bereavement.

Subject term:

Mycology--Norway.

Subject term:

Widows--Life skills guides.

Added Entry-Personal Name:

Haveland, Barbara,

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