First Line: The Call of the Mild, by Lily Raff McCaulou

What happens when city girl gives up everything and moves to the rugged outdoors of the Pacific Northwest? The Call of the Mild, by Lily Raff McCaulou. Out today!

You would be hard pressed to find an unliklier hunter than me. I’m a woman, and married to a man who does not hunt. I grew up a in a city, terrified of guns. I love animals and even entered college on track to become a veterinarian. Yet, at the age of twenty-six, I made the strange decision to pick up a gun and learn to hunt. It was a complicated choice, but it started with one simple thing that almost all of us–hunters and non-hunters, women and men, city dwellers and country bumpkins–have in common: dinner. Not the greens and grains on the sides of the plate, but the hunk of meat in the middle.

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About katepadilla

I write for the Spencer Daily Reporter in Spencer, Iowa. I keep blogs lifebythebooks, Save Me, San Francisco, and Beauty and Beast Buy a House. I'm also hard at work writing a short story collection inspired by the music of Train.

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