A charming and delightful reminiscence of growing up loving the woods and waters and fields and fauna of Massachusetts by Michael Tougias, New York Times best-selling author of The Finest Hours, Overboard!, and Fatal Forecast.
Untamed. Unsupervised. Uncontrolled.
Boyhood in the 1960s and ‘70s was a time for exploration and mischief. Author Michael Tougias found more than his share of misadventures in the woods and on the water: some life-threatening but others innocently hilarious.
Over time - and after reading a multitude of adventure books - these experiences took shape in his quest to be a mountain man, owning a cabin in the forest and living off the land. Part of that dream would come true, but only after a family tragedy that shook his world and forced changes in his life.
This is also a story of a complex and strained relationship between father and son, the efforts at understanding, and ultimately respect and devotion.
In The Waters Between Us Tougias channels Bryson’s A Walk in the Woods to mix laugh-out-loud humor with insight into the natural world through the eyes of a curious boy.