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A private telescope

Wilderness: a novel

Title: Wilderness: a novel
By: Lance Weller

Some might say this book was about the Civil War, but I think that would give the wrong impression. The Battle of the Wilderness in Virginia is only part of this account that spans 1864 to 1965 through several characters’ stories. The author skillfully traces a few human connections between very different people, leading to a life saved, a life lost. There are some harsh, difficult scenes between characters, contrasting with beautiful descriptions of wild lands in the Pacific Northwest. Wilderness is celebrated, and human ugliness and merit are exposed. It’s as if we have a private telescope focused on the particular moments the author selected for us to witness.

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Posted by April on June 17, 2013 at 9:55 a.m.
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