The Forest Lover

The Forest Lover

By Susan Vreeland

Penguin Books, Paperback, 9780143034308, 420pp.

Publication Date: November 2004

In her acclaimed novels, Susan Vreeland has given us portraits of painting and life that are as dazzling as their artistic subjects. Now, in "The Forest Lover," she traces the courageous life and career of Emily Carr, who?more than Georgia O?Keeffe or Frida Kahlo?blazed a path for modern women artists. Overcoming the confines of Victorian culture, Carr became a major force in modern art by capturing an untamed British Columbia and its indigenous peoples just before industrialization changed them forever. From illegal potlatches in tribal communities to artists? studios in pre?World War I Paris, Vreeland tells her story with gusto and suspense, giving us a glorious novel that will appeal to lovers of art, native cultures, and lush historical fiction.

About the Author
SUSAN VREELAND grew up in California and taught high-school English in the San Diego school system for 30 years. She wrote a widely used student-writing handbook titled "What English Teachers Want", as well as two previous novels. Her short fiction has appeard in several literary journals, and she received "Inkwell Magazine's" Grand Prize for Fiction in 1999. She lives in San Diego.

Praise For The Forest Lover

Vreeland, as the Squamish would say, has made strong talk. (New York Newsday)