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Child of the Woods

Child of the Woods


“Séguret’s voice is authentic and pure, the redemptive force of her imagination seizes on cowpies and cliffsides, caves and foxes and banjo chords that lift you, for a moment, from the chaos and clutter of our current lives, into a more idyllic place.” —Keith Flynn, author of Colony Collapse Disorder and editor of The Asheville Poetry Review

“With a childhood curiosity and sense of wonder Susi opens our eyes to enduring truths amidst a world too often overcome with clatter and loss of harmony with nature and community.” —Dr. Doug Orr, President Emeritus, Warren Wilson College and co-author of Wayfaring Strangers

“The clarity of Susi Gott Séguret’s imagery evokes a time I fear we won’t see again. She has captured what may be the final moments of an Appalachian lifestyle that is being replaced by the distractions and demands of modernity.”
Wilson Roberts, author of All that Endures and The Serpent and the Hummingbird

“I laughed, I cried, and by the end I was uplifted. I will be reading it again. It is just that kind of book.” —Sheila Kay Adams, NC Heritage Award winner, author of My Old True Love

CHILD OF THE WOODS is a uniquely beautiful collection of short stories and observations from Susi Gott Séguret’s experiences growing up in the natural settings of rural Appalachia. But CHILD OF THE WOODS is more than just a collection of childhood stories—it is an invitation to go a-wandering, to traipse through the underbrush in search of adventure and excitement, experiencing the majesty of nature anew, through the eyes of a true child of the woods.

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Written by Susi Gott Séguret
978-1-57826-790-3, $17.50 hardcover
978-1-57826-832-0, $9.99 eBook

Published by Hatherleigh Press.
Distributed through Penguin Random House.
Available wherever books are sold.