This was reported originally for June publication (Page 194); then postponed when selected as B O M for December. It's a grand tale. More relaxed, more humorous, here is material somewhat paralleling 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 way of living rather than a temporary adventure. Full of incident, interest, reporting that is contagious and spirited. Between two of the Rangeley Lakes, on the Northwest border of the state of Maine, the author with her husband, her step-daughter and son live the year round. Their means of livelihood is chiefly guiding, transporting people from lake to lake, cooking, boarding visitors and so on. The nearest A & P is forty miles away; neighbors scarcely nearer. A full bodied yarn of married life, of children, of summer visitors, of hunting, game and fire wardens, of lumbermen and logging, of food and supplies, ice cutting, mail order buying, fishing, dogs, boats, cars, wild life, local excitements. There's the learning how to live in the wilderness; there's the significance of radio, newspapers, books and music; there's the visit of her husband's first wife and what it brought in its train; there are trips outside -- and the contrast in ways of life.