Imagine embracing your mother one day, then having no memory of her 24 hours later ...
Every day, Marie’s father visits his wife’s empty grave, convinced she was the victim of a vicious bear attack. Marie's memory impairment forces him to endure his grief silently, always reliving the horrifying incident— his wife literally torn from his daughter’s arms, with no trace of her ever found.
But this strange disappearance is only too common within the 220 mile tract of bewitched woodland they live next to, known locally as Spellhollow Wood— the last remaining ancient growth forest in all of North America. Even now in 2015, it is a place tucked away in obscurity.
And of course there was no bear attack. When Marie discovers the truth about the mother she has no memory of, she takes her first steps into the woods and learns what still lurks there among its twisted branches and roots, after some three thousand years.
Kept secret since the late 1960's, this is the first account of Marie Meehanan's incredible adventures. Now in her mid 50's, Marie has played an instrumental role in allowing her unbelievable stories as a young teen to be told, contributing over a dozen of her own meticulous illustrations, which detail the events that occurred within the otherworldly forest she grew up among in New York State.