|Plot Summary of The Sylvan Path|
|"Gary Ferguson, a former forest ranger, shows his love for his subject in The Sylvan Path: A Journey Through America's Forests. The book is not only about his own exploration of the woods in which he made his living but the intimate relationship that others have with them as well. He spends time with Native Americans, sportsmen, moon shiners, loggers, etc., whose lives are tied to the forests. They share a close spiritual bond with nature that Ferguson is trying to impart to his readers.
He travels around the country in a quest for answers and even questions about the woods and their meaning. His writing is subtle and eloquent while his subject is vast and timeless. Mr. Ferguson has captured the spirit of the forest and the need to treasure natures gifts without preaching guilt or becoming maudlin."
David Fletcher, Resident Scholar
|Review Analysis of The Sylvan Path|
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- animal watching/hunting
Period of greatest activity?
Subject of Biography
Is this an ordinary person caught up in events?
- American (!)
How sensitive is this person?
- sensitive to others' feelings
Sense of humor
- Mostly serious with occasional humor
- Smarter than most other people
- very athletic
How much descriptions of surroundings?
- 10 ()
- mostly 1st
Book makes you feel?
Writer's slant towards subject:
- very favorable
Story of entire life, or part?
- story of set of events during life
If this is a kid's book:
- Age 16-Adult
How much dialogue in bio?
- little dialog
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