I am currently reading The Forest Lover which is a fictionalized story of Emily Carr's adult years. I have LOVED Emily Carr for years. I bought one of the newer biographies of her life as soon as it came out. She was a unique woman and painter. She was often overlooked during her lifetime, but is considered a national treasure now in Canada. When age prevented her from traipsing off into the woods to paint, she began writing and published a number of novels. Also, Hundreds and Thousands, her journals.
This novel by Vreeland is well written. Some scenes are quite striking and the descriptions of the landscape and flora and fauna are well done. Emily struggled for much of her life with how to live financially and how to make art. She never married and although she got discouraged about her painting, she continued on and made it her life focus until she began writing. Amazing woman.