In this Book

buy this book Buy This Book in Print
summary
When Louise Wagenknecht’s family arrived in the remote logging town of Happy Camp in 1962, a boundless optimism reigned. Whites and Indians worked together in the woods and the lumber mills of northern California’s Klamath country. Logging and lumber mills, it seemed, would hold communities together forever.

But that booming prosperity would come to an end. Looking back on her teenage years spent along the Klamath River, Louise Wagenknecht recounts a vanishing way of life. She explores the dynamics of family relationships and the contradictions of being female in a western logging town in the 1960s. And she paints an evocative portrait of the landscape and her relationship with it.

Light on the Devils is a readable and elegant memoir of place. It will appeal to general readers interested in the Pacific Northwest, personal memoir, history, and natural history.

Table of Contents

  1. Cover
  2. restricted access Download |
  1. Frontmatter
  2. restricted access Download |
  1. Contents
  2. p. v
  3. restricted access Download |
  1. Acknowledgements
  2. p. vii
  3. restricted access Download |
  1. Where It Ended
  2. pp. 1-6
  3. restricted access Download |
  1. Downriver
  2. pp. 7-17
  3. restricted access Download |
  1. Putewans
  2. pp. 18-26
  3. restricted access Download |
  1. Piss-Firs
  2. pp. 27-34
  3. restricted access Download |
  1. Origins
  2. pp. 35-40
  3. restricted access Download |
  1. Sandbagged
  2. pp. 41-54
  3. restricted access Download |
  1. Into the Woods
  2. pp. 55-61
  3. restricted access Download |
  1. Pleistocene, Ho!
  2. pp. 62-73
  3. restricted access Download |
  1. Deep Waters
  2. pp. 74-91
  3. restricted access Download |
  1. When It Changed
  2. pp. 92-100
  3. restricted access Download |
  1. Light on the Devils
  2. pp. 101-112
  3. restricted access Download |
  1. The River
  2. pp. 113-127
  3. restricted access Download |
  1. On the Road in Middle Earth
  2. pp. 128-138
  3. restricted access Download |
  1. Liz and Mark
  2. pp. 139-146
  3. restricted access Download |
  1. The Girls of Springtime
  2. pp. 147-158
  3. restricted access Download |
  1. Choices and Secrets
  2. pp. 159-166
  3. restricted access Download |
  1. Fire on the Mountain
  2. pp. 167-181
  3. restricted access Download |
  1. Seniors
  2. pp. 182-187
  3. restricted access Download |
  1. November
  2. pp. 188-205
  3. restricted access Download |
  1. Departures
  2. pp. 206-215
  3. restricted access Download |
  1. Bibliography
  2. p. 216
  3. restricted access Download |

Additional Information

ISBN
9780870716508
Print ISBN
9780870716119
MARC Record
OCLC
794698935
Pages
232
Launched on MUSE
2012-01-01
Language
English
Open Access
N
Back To Top

This website uses cookies to ensure you get the best experience on our website. Without cookies your experience may not be seamless.