Looking For The Klondike Stone Camp Wynakee lay in a hollow of the hills So begins Elizabeth Arthur s luminous memoir of her five perfect seasons at a camp called Wynakee in the Green Mountains of southern Vermont a paean to youth

  • Title: Looking For The Klondike Stone
  • Author: Elizabeth Arthur
  • ISBN: 9780679418948
  • Page: 439
  • Format: Hardcover
  • Camp Wynakee lay in a hollow of the hills So begins Elizabeth Arthur s luminous memoir of her five perfect seasons at a camp called Wynakee in the Green Mountains of southern Vermont a paean to youth, to summer and to enchanted places Elizabeth is in her fourth summer as a camper when we first meet her at age ten, arriving at Wynakee in the back of her stepfather Camp Wynakee lay in a hollow of the hills So begins Elizabeth Arthur s luminous memoir of her five perfect seasons at a camp called Wynakee in the Green Mountains of southern Vermont a paean to youth, to summer and to enchanted places Elizabeth is in her fourth summer as a camper when we first meet her at age ten, arriving at Wynakee in the back of her stepfather s Jeep, dressed in new shorts, a new shirt, new sneakers and a new cap, like any pilgrim ready to be reborn Possessed of a child s remarkable ability to endow the events of her days with symbolic significance, she is poised to make the most of every moment With her we enter a world where the comforting daily routine begins with the chimes of a great brass bell ringing and ringing in waves of deep sound across the meadow and the woods a sound which I never tired of hearing, and which said to me not just Listen, but I hear you where skinny dipping with the other girls in the pond at night, the water like black velvet stroking every neuron, is a chance to learn the bliss of bodies, and the deep comfort of forgetting, for the time, our differences where a long hike to the Fire Tower on a day when the heat lay around us like a piece of birch bark carefully cut and ready to be set to flame may culminate in the realization that the world itself was a kiln, and that all things, including me, were fired in it where on one special day each summer Klondike Day the counselors transform the camp into a dream of the Wild West On Klondike Day gold painted rocks, hundreds of them, are scattered through the hills for the campers to seek and find one stone and only one is the Klondike Stone, the true treasure, whose finder, chosen by fate itself, is cleansed, remade, newly wrought To Elizabeth it is the emblem of the miracle of Wynakee, where a child who has known since her parents divorce that things you love can vanish might experience during a few brief seasons a me

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    About “Elizabeth Arthur

    1. Elizabeth Arthur says:

      Elizabeth Arthur was born in New York City, and has lived in Vermont, Wyoming, British Columbia and Indiana She is the author of five novels Beyond the Mountain, Bad Guys, Binding Spell, Antarctic Navigation, and Bring Deeps as well as two memoirs, Island Sojourn and Looking for the Klondike Stone Her work has twice been recognized with fellowships from the National Endowment for the Arts, and in 1990 she was the first novelist selected for participation in the Antarctic Artists and Writers Program, under the auspices of the National Science Foundation.



    2 thoughts on “Looking For The Klondike Stone

    1. I had the good fortune to read this book while sitting in the author's Indiana farmhouse kitchen in July, and it brought even more depth and poignancy to an already lush and beautiful memoir of a Vermont childhood. It was lovely to see Liz's formative experiences and to understand how they shaped her as a writer and woman. Even if I didn't know Liz IRL, this would still have five stars for its vivid reconstructions of childhood innocence.

    2. I really enjoyed this memoir of a young girl's experiences at a summer camp. What impressed me the most was her deep and obvious love for this place. Her descriptions were full of this love.

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