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I've read this book several times, it's one of my all-time favorites. I love reading it!
This book is the auto-biography of a woman who grew up and lived many years in the remote Arctic wilderness. She has amazing and entertaining stories to share and she has done a fantastic job telling her story.
Evelyn and her sisters worked endlessly to survive in many different and harsh conditions. They worked and laughed together and shared their growing up years in ways few sisters have. They dealt with freezing temperatures, traveling by river and dog sleds, hunting and trapping for food, building cabins, caching stores for winter, sewing clothes and fish nets, making snowshoes, dealing with bears, moose, caribou, wolves and other animals, floods, fires, and way more. She started her own family while maintaining her rigorous life.
I am so impressed with Evelyn Shore. She has such a courageous spirit. She doesn't criticize those who hurt her or complain of the endless work. Born in 1917, with the great divide between man's work and woman's work, she maintained the attitude "it's all work and it all has to be done." So she did it. Her book is so well written, I didn't want to put it down!