Gone Feral:Tracking My Dad Through the Wild by Novella Carpenter

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Gone Feral:Tracking My Dad Through the Wild

by Novella Carpenter

Novella Carpenter shares a rocky tale of the complicated relationship between a daughter and her estranged father. He embodies the wild character of an adventurer and mountain man in the eyes of her younger self, a character that she romanticizes in her to desire to reconnect with his wild spirit.

Novella learns of her father’s disappearance one day and goes on a quest to find the man she idealizes and, in some ways, resents. The following tale recounts the resurfacing of old wounds and the development of new problems in a world that oscillates between her urban homestead and the wilds of Idaho. As Novella seeks to know her absentee father, she is faced with the realization that his untamed nature lives on within her and her sister.

An easy and fascinating read, this book by Novella Carpenter recounts the tale of a father daughter relationship that is complicated, uneasy, and permeated by the concerns of a modern world imposing itself upon a wild and troubled spirit. Although most women are unlikely to have a father as eccentric and erratic as George Carpenter, they are likely to find parallels within their own relationships.

Novella Carpenter

Disclaimer: I was offered a free copy of Gone Feral: Tracking My Dad Through the Wild in return for sharing this book review with my readers.


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6 comments on “Gone Feral:Tracking My Dad Through the Wild by Novella Carpenter

  1. oursimplelifesc2014

    I am always looking for something different to read since I tend to go toward the sane type of story line. Thanks for the review and I have written down this title to look for it.

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  2. Marlene

    I am really looking forward to reading this! I just finished her book Farm City. In it she touched on her early years growing up with hippie back to the land parents. Whether we realize it or not, those years shape our lives in ways we can’t always imagine. She writes about her sister and mom often, but not her dad. I hope this book is as good a read as Farm City!!!

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    1. Lisa Lynn Post author

      Hi Marlene,
      I haven’t read Farm City yet…so I can’t compare. But I found myself thinking about my own relationship with my father after reading this book. There are some similarities πŸ˜‰ I hope you like the book!

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  3. Vickie

    Sounds like a great book! I might read it later this winter when things calm down for me. Thanks for the review.

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    1. Lisa Lynn Post author

      Hi Vickie,
      I know what you mean about things calming down! πŸ˜‰ I hope you get a chance to read this book…I enjoyed it. πŸ™‚

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