Home to the Wilderness: A Personal Journey PDF/EPUB Í

Home to the Wilderness: A Personal Journey PDF/EPUB Í

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  1. Sami Sami says:

    This is one of my all time favorite books Has anyone else read it? This is Sally Carrigahar's autobiography She was raised by a loving and distant father and an emotionally and occasionally physically brutal mother During Hollywood's hayday she wrote and worked for the movie and radio industry She suffered acute depression Then in part due to encounters she continually had with wild animals she moved to a very remote cabin and became somewhat of a naturalist as well as a writer Sally Carrigahar is best know as the author of One Day on Beetle Rock In that book she follows the lives of the animals that lived in and around a rock in a remote location in Seuoia National Park in the early 1940's That book was controversial because she attributed emotions and a somewhat human thinking processes to the animals Some people dismissed her nature writing as not real science However in Home to the Wilderness she relates how and why she came to that place and how the animals and nature gave her a home in which she felt comfortable and realize her true self I found the book very honest and fascinating She had a startling connection with animals She shows through the example of her life how nature heals I wish this book would be re published and people would read it

  2. Lisa Kearns Lisa Kearns says:

    I just finished this book by an author I have long admired for her naturalist writings I would have never imagined the nightmare her childhood was nor could I have imagined a person turning out so normal after being raised by an insane mother Sally was mentally abused from birth until she left home for college by her mother choked almost to death starved ignored and encouraged to commit suicide To think that Sally emerged as a wounded but normal human being during the depression of the 1930s is proof of her character and calling It took until her 30s and several years of intense therapy to find that she and nature were fatefully intwined I am thankful for the singing deermouse who finally showed her her destiny This is a book of success of final homecoming of forgiveness and starting over from the raw elements of human life Few of us could have done this as successfullyTwo small items of disappointment Sally always defends her father who knew of his wife's mental illness to some degree and yet left his defenseless daughter alone with this woman What loving father would willingly absent himself from his children knowing the sick abuse they must suffer daily? Also I was sorry to see that Sally never made the connection between God and nature She does say that animals follow the 10 commandments better than humans do but she makes it plain that she had no use for religion How could someone who flourished in beauty of the natural world who there found healing acceptance and love and who observed the delicate balances between animals plants and earth NOT see the divine hand who made it all possible? I do hope that God understood the hell she had lived on earth and gave her a deserved spot in heavenIn all I would recommend this book to anyone who is either a Sally Carrighar fan or a fan of nature writings I have read many books from a purely nature viewpoint not knowing the people behind the books at all Sally has made her work so much meaningful by exposing her cruel upbringing and her long journey to her life works

  3. Burndett Andres Burndett Andres says:

    Fascinating study of a woman overcoming great odds and childhood tribulations to become a contributing member of society Great read

  4. Denise Denise says:

    Fascinating memoir describing her childhood years with a mother who hated her but provided what was expected in an upper class professional family in the mid 1900s such that Sally was well educated and given an opportunity to excel with piano lessons With a seemingly dry eye and a naturalist approach to describing a life she recounts horrifying incidents with her mother and her matter of fact adaptations to survive and ultimately thrive A story of resilience and the power of human connection with animals and nature to heal; prompted by hearing a mouse sing in her apartment she decides to become a nature writer She pays much homage to her experience of psychoanalysis for ultimately helping her live a fulfilling life

  5. Tara Leigh Tara Leigh says:

    Surprising read is exactly right I started out having a very hard time staying interested in this book as it take a number of distressing turns after establishing the early plot However once the author begins to describe the little bits of sense she was beginning to find in her life my attention was gripped and I just could not put it down Wonderful book and well worth the distressing bits for the lovely feeling it leaves you with at the last sentence

  6. Kathy Kathy says:

    Sally Carrighar's memoir is a tribute to the power of the human spirit and the power of nature to heal one's body mind and soul I have read it several times and often go back to certain passages that have moved me deeply

  7. Peter Allen Peter Allen says:

    Remarkably poignant and beautifully written

  8. Jay Callahan Jay Callahan says:

    This is a great book I had seen the author's books through the years and assumed she was one of the very mediocre somewhat sentimental nature writers of the 1950s and 1960s mediocre as regards writing ability and as regards insightCarrighar was a practised writer before she was an observer of animals and it shows Her books about animals are as skillfully done and engaging as the very best novels They don't anthromorphize however you spell the word; they don't look down; they don't romanticize They are precisely observed by a compassionate mindThis book is the story of her early life ending with her first summers in the Sierras She was raised in a situation that should have produced a mental patient but she survived became assistant to a producer in one of the main Hollywood studios in the 1920s until the crass stupidity of the scene became too much She was an advertising writer in the first years of that industry in the 1930s until the immoral nature of the whole enterprise became too much She as brought back from terminal despair by a flock of linnets living in a tree outside the window of her apartment And the rest as they say is history or should be and maybe one day will be if society survives what we seem to be headed into now in 2016

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Home to the Wilderness: A Personal Journey [KINDLE] ✽ Home to the Wilderness: A Personal Journey By Sally Carrighar – Centrumpowypadkowe.co.uk This is the true journey of a young woman who suffered tragic illness and abuse as a young girl and built a life for herself as a popular naturalist writer in the sixties Along her difficult journey o This is the the Wilderness: Epub à true journey of a young woman who suffered tragic illness and abuse as a young girl and built a life for herself as a popular naturalist writer in the sixties Along her difficult journey one night on a train she briefly encounters a glimpse of her future which Home to PDF \ is destined to be filled with a love of nature Once she follows her dream to be a writer in nature she feels at home A surprising and enjoyable read for anyone who likes stories about people overcoming odds and living life with an attitude of wonder.

  • Hardcover
  • 330 pages
  • Home to the Wilderness: A Personal Journey
  • Sally Carrighar
  • English
  • 12 August 2016
  • 9780395154618