In the High Peaks

Tuesday, February 18, 2014

Red Wolf and Out of the Woods: A Memoir of Wayfinding

I'm still reading and enjoying all the books I noted a week ago, but I'm in the final breathless pages of Red Wolf by Liza Marklund (Swedish). I felt that the first one-third to the first half of the book ran a bit slowly for me, but the second half has been a barnstormer!  Ken loved Red Wolf in the summer of 2012, though I was not able to get to it then. Lots of people have given it high marks and I see why.  High Notes: Marklund's characterization of Annika, the do-or-die journalist protagonist and mother of two children and wife to a man who's having a bit on the side. Exceedingly well-done portrayals, nuanced, and pointed! It's important to say that I want to read more Marklund. Must note it on my WannaReads list.

Next book: Out of the Woods: A Memoir of Wayfinding by Lynn Darling. I'm intensely excited about this recently published memoir by a widowed writer who abandons Manhattan for a cabin in the Vermont woods after her only daughter leaves home to attend college. I'll let you know!

I am sorry to say that Blogger is having trouble uploading images this evening.


  1. In the midst of my self-enforced hibernation this winter due to health issues and icy sidewalks, I read Lifetime, which is another book in the Annika Bengtzon series by Liza Marklund.

    While I enjoyed Red Wolf and Last Will, I thought Lifetime the best of the three. I am planning on reading the follow-up to Lifetime, as I can't get enough of the troubled journalist's escapades.

  2. Kathy,
    I'm dying to read more about Annika Bengtzon! I'll look up Lifetime. Actually, I want to read them all!
    Happy reading!