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paige_lakegeorge 05-27-2006 12:38 PM

Martha Reben's books
 
I absolutely love Martha Reben's books. I've managed to read all three, The Healing Woods, The Way of the Wilderness, and A Sharing of Joy. Has anyone else read them? I know they're kind of rare, but sometimes they can be found in used Adirondack book stores.

mike1889 05-27-2006 10:23 PM

I picked up a copy of The Healing Woods on eBay and read it, it's good reading. It is interesting to know what kinds of wildlife were around the Saranac region in the 1920s, a lot more than there is now. I haven't read the others.

Hakuna Matada 05-28-2006 08:59 PM

I've read all three. They were great books. I remember when I finished the third one I was very disappointed that she didn't write more. I had gotten them through the library.

vapaddler 10-16-2019 05:26 PM

hope no issue with renewing an old thread. I read all 3 books, sold a set of 3 but I have reacquired 2 copies of The Healing Woods and gave one of those away.

I read somewhere she had a fourth manuscript in progress but it has been lost.

I first read THW when I was a grade-schooler. About 15 years ago I wondered if she was still alive; sad to hear she died quite young, around the time I first read her book in the mid 1960s

I just got back from a 2 week camp/paddle trip up that way; made it in to Little Weller for a bit. nice in there

edit to add: https://localwiki.org/hsl/Fred_M._Rice here is a link that gives a lot more of the story of Martha and Fred Rice. It touched my heart when I read where she wrote and asked a relative to send them 5 dollars per month to help with their expenses.

edited again to add a more pertinent Martha Reben link https://localwiki.org/hsl/Martha_Reben

Woodly 10-16-2019 07:08 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by vapaddler (Post 278664)
hope no issue with renewing an old thread. I read all 3 books, sold a set of 3 but I have reacquired 2 copies of The Healing Woods and gave one of those away.

I read somewhere she had a fourth manuscript in progress but it has been lost.

I first read THW when I was a grade-schooler. About 15 years ago I wondered if she was still alive; sad to hear she died quite young, around the time I first read her book in the mid 1960s

I just got back from a 2 week camp/paddle trip up that way; made it in to Little Weller for a bit. nice in there

edit to add: https://localwiki.org/hsl/Fred_M._Rice here is a link that gives a lot more of the story of Martha and Fred Rice. It touched my heart when I read where she wrote and asked a relative to send them 5 dollars per month to help with their expenses.

edited again to add a more pertinent Martha Reben link https://localwiki.org/hsl/Martha_Reben

Great stuff-thanks for posting and the links.


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