Into the Wilderness (Paperback)
"Will I ever adjust to this place?" VPR commentator Deborah Lee Luskin offers engaging answers to that question in Into the Wilderness. In 1964, Rose Mayer buries her second husband and wonders what she's going to do with the rest of her life. Reluctantly, she visits her son at his summer place in Vermont, where there are neither sidewalks, Democrats nor other Jews. There is, however, the Marlboro Music Festival. It's there that she meets Percy Mendell, a born and bred Vermonter who has never married, never voted for a Democrat, and never left the state. Author Deborah Lee Luskin tells this tender romance between these appealing 64-year olds with humor, wit, and compassion. Set against the backdrop of Vermont's changing seasons, Into The Wilderness is both a love story and a testament to the endurance of the human heart.