Long Litt Woon: The Way Through The Woods


Sunday 6th October, 6pm, £5

Join author Long Litt Woon as she discusses her new book, The Way Through The Woods, an unusual and affecting memoir of Long’s journey from the death of her husband to the most unexpected of recovery methods: discovering the joys of foraging for mushrooms. Her new enthusiasm takes her across the world in search of remarkable and delectable fungi, and deep into her reserves of emotional resilience.

We’re delighted to welcome her to Storysmith for a very special event where she will be in conversation and signing books.

Tickets include a glass of wine and 10% off featured books on the night.

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About Long Litt Woon

Long Litt Woon met Eiolf a month after arriving in Norway from Malaysia as an exchange student. They fell in love, married, and settled into domestic bliss. Then Eiolf’s unexpected death at fifty-four left Woon struggling to imagine a life without the man who had been her partner and anchor for thirty-two years. Adrift in grief, she signed up for a beginner’s course on mushrooming—a course the two of them had planned to take together—and found, to her surprise, that the pursuit of mushrooms rekindled her zest for life.

The Way Through the Woods tells the story of parallel journeys: an inner one, through the landscape of mourning, and an outer one, into the fascinating realm of mushrooms—resilient, adaptable, and essential to nature’s cycle of death and rebirth. From idyllic Norwegian forests and urban flower beds to the sandy beaches of Corsica and New York’s Central Park, Woon uncovers an abundance of surprises often hidden in plain sight: salmon-pink Bloody Milk Caps, which ooze red liquid when cut; delectable morels, prized for their earthy yet delicate flavor; and bioluminescent mushrooms that light up the forest at night.

Along the way, she discovers the warm fellowship of other mushroom obsessives, and finds that giving her full attention to the natural world transforms her, opening a way for her to survive Eiolf’s death, to see herself anew, and to reengage with life.

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