The Way through the Woods: Of Mushrooms and Mourning
One woman’s journey to overcome grief by delving into an overlooked wonder of nature.
When Long Litt Woon loses her husband of 32 years to an unexpected death, she is utterly bereft. An immigrant in his country, in losing the love of her life she has also lost her compass and her passport to society. For a time, she is stuck, aimless, disoriented. It is only when she wanders off deep into the woods with mushroom hunters and is taught there how to see clearly what is all around her, and learn how to make distinctions, take educated risks, and hear all the different melodies in nature’s chorus, that she returns to life and to living. And it is mushrooms that guide her back. In this book, she describes how they saved her, and how they might save you.