Friday, August 19, 2011
What I read #58
Wildcrafters by Sky Kathleen Moody: Venus Diamond, a Fish and Wildlife Service agent is on her honeymoon. She is called back to work when a small child goes missing on an Indian Reservation in western Washington State. Clues tell Venus and her crew, that little Paris Nighteagle was taken by a wild animal. But those in the area that know that animals are creatures of habit, think differently.
While delving into the mystery, Venus encounters those of the native tribe that are "wildcrafters," or people who harvest the natural products, including herbs, and wild mushrooms, and sell to the outside world. It seems that someone is harvesting more than that on the reservation.
Wildcrafters gave insight to a little known craft of the woods. One that has been passed down from generation to generation. Ms Moody tells the story well, and lets the reader learn as they read. I give this one a definite "thumbs up."