Books: Escape to Maine

WE TOOK TO THE WOODS — Louise Dickinson Rich—Lippincott ($2.75).

Author Rich's book is one of the most incongruous that ever became a Book-of-the-Month Club selection in the middle of a world war. Its 322 pages do not have the slightest connection with totalitarian wickedness or the fire power of the General Sherman tank. The book is a pleasant, intelligent account of how it feels to live in a remote corner of the Maine woods.

Author Rich lives in the wilds with Husband Ralph, Son Rufus and various dogs, skunks, neighbors. She bathes in...

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