The Lady Orangutan
"Tell me the story of the Lady Orangutan again", people plead to writer Jane Wodening. As with all storytellers, sometimes you get tired of re-telling your own life narrative. The story in the title is one of her most beloved, as well as her story about the she-bear who visited her cabin in Colorado. This book is a gathering of her most requested stories, plus a few new ones. From "Mrs. Schuster and the Porcupine" to "Cabin Fever", stories are pulled from her previous books including "Lump Gulch Tales" and "Mountain Woman Tales". Wodening's gift is not just in the telling, but in the framing of the experience: she picks up on metaphor as others pick up pennies in the carpet. Joy to Tragedy, this is a lifetime of great stories.