In writing my review for Uprooted yesterday, I asked friends on Facebook about other books where the woods played a featured role that they enjoyed. We had a discussion about why Canadian literature tends to feature the woods so prominently, as well as suggestions for a number of genre books that fit the theme.
Since I'm contemplating starting a book group that would read around specific themes for three or four months at a time, I need somewhere to keep these lists, and my blog seems as good a place as any.
Here's the list -
Touch by Alexi Zentner
Margaret Atwood Short Stories (probably Surfacing too)
Annabel by Kathleen Winter
The Integral Trees by Larry Niven
The Company of Wolves by Angela Carter
Mythago Wood and Lavondyss by Robert Holdstock
What books make you think of the woods and why?
Great suggestions that have come in:
"Little House in the Big Woods" - Laura Ingalls Wilder
"The Snow Child" - Eowyn Ivey
"When the Wild Comes Leaping Up: Personal Encounters With Nature" - edited by David Suzuki