How did mushrooming help a grieving woman rebuild her identity after immense loss? The Way Through the Woods by Long Litt Woon is a memoir, a mushrooming handbook and a vivid account of what it means to be surprised by small things in life. When the author’s husband dies, she is suddenly faced with the question of how to continue in the world when loss was overwhelming the will to live. Litt Woon talks to rongoā Māori practitioner and writer, Arihia Latham, about the encounters that helped her keep going and the hobby that healed.
"Moving and unexpectedly funny." -The New York Times
"A wonder-inducing dive into the unique kingdom of fungi." - Kirkus Review
Among the ten books "you should read right now." (August 2019) - Oprah Magazine
"The two halves of Long Litt Woon's memoir click in unexpectedly resonant ways." - Words Without Borders
Written with indescribable grace and intensity, La Stampa.
Comparable to C.S. Lewis and Helen Macdonald, Ara.Cat.
"Enchanting", "unique", "riveting" - Publishers’ Weekly