Child of the Woods: An Appalachian Odyssey (Paperback)

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Child of the Woods is a uniquely beautiful collection of short stories and observations from Susi Seguret's experiences growing up in the natural settings of rural Appalachia.

Immerse yourself in the vibrant and exciting world of Appalachia! Child of the Woods is an exploration of the world through the eyes of a young child, whose life was defined and enriched by nature that surrounded her. This collection of short stories and insights highlights the wonders of growing up in rural Appalachia, learning to live as one with the land. These stories embrace the universal themes of self-discovery, adventure, and finding one's place in a living world.

About the Author

Susi Gott Séguret hails from the depths of Appalachia in Madison County, North Carolina and honed her culinary skills in France, where she resided for over 20 years, earning a diploma in Gastronomy and Taste from the Cordon Bleu and the Université de Reims. As director of the Seasonal School of Culinary Arts, she is passionate about taste and style, and how they extend from our palate into our daily lives. Editor of a dozen cookbooks, and contributor to several compilations, Susi has written extensively on a variety of culinary ventures for diverse publications.

Praise For…

“With a childhood curiosity and sense of wonder, Susi Gott Séguret opens our eyes to enduring truths amidst a world too often overcome with clatter and a loss of harmony with nature and community.”
Dr. Doug Orr, President Emeritus, Warren Wilson College and co-author of Wayfaring Strangers
“In Child of the Woods, Susi Gott Séguret transports the reader into the southern Appalachian culture as only one who has lived it and loved it could do.  Her prose stimulates the senses as surely as huckleberry jam on a biscuit warm from the wood-fired oven on a frosty morning.”
Dr. Alan Haney, Dean Emeritus, College of Natural Resources, University of Wisconsin Stevens Point and author of Backyard Stories, Following Old Trails, Jewels of Nature, and Laughing in the Wilderness
“A must-read for anyone wanting to unlock the clues of passage into what humans need to become more actualized human beings and fulfill their potential.”
Eustace Conway, Mountain Men, Turtle Island visionary
“[A]n incomparable reflection of growing up in the mountains of North Carolina and Tennessee during the early 1960s that is without peer for color, atmosphere, humor, music and the qualities that show how rich life can be.”
Paul Peabody, Grammy-winning First Violinist, New York City Ballet
“I laughed, I cried, and by the end I was uplifted. I will be reading it again. It is just that kind of book.”
Sheila Kay Adams, NC Heritage Award winner and author of My Old True Love
“The clarity of Susi Gott Séguret’s imagery evokes a time I fear we won't see again. She has captured what may be the final moments of an Appalachian lifestyle that is being replaced by the distractions and demands of modernity.”
Wilson Roberts, author of All that Endures and The Serpent and the Hummingbird
“Séguret’s voice is authentic and pure, the redemptive force of her imagination seizes on cowpies and cliffsides, caves and foxes and banjo chords that lift you, for a moment, from the chaos and clutter of our current lives, into a more idyllic place.”
Keith Flynn, author of Colony Collapse Disorder and editor of The Asheville Poetry Review
“From these pages emerge the wonder, the joy, the gratitude of living in a sacred place…nothing surpasses the beauty of the world God gave us.”
Locke Harvey, mother of four and fellow wanderer
Product Details
ISBN: 9781578267903
ISBN-10: 1578267900
Publisher: Hatherleigh Press
Publication Date: February 26th, 2019
Pages: 176
Language: English