More relaxed, more humorous, this is material parallel to Wilderness Wife in the story of the hard way of life in the Maine woods which -- in contrast to the former book -- presents a tried and true continuous life rather than a temporary adventure. Full of incident, interesting in itself and in the telling, this is contagious and spirited reporting. Between two of the Rangeley lakes, over on the Northwest border of the state, the author, her husband, her step-daughter and son, live the year round with their means of livelihood mostly transporting from lake to lake, guiding, knitting, boarding, cooking, etc. -- the nearest A & P 40 miles away, neighbors not very much nearer. Grand reading of married life, children, summer, visitors, hunters, game and fire wardens, lumbermen and logging, food and supplies, ice cutting, mail order buying, fishing, dogs, boats, cars, wild life, local excitements. Learning how to live in the wilderness, and what music, reading, radio, newspapers mean; the visit of her husband's first wife and what it brought in its train; visits to the outside and how they contrast with the worth and contentment of the life.