Linda Lear is the author of Lost Woods: The Discovered Writing of Rachel Carson.


Rachel Carson gained her sense of vocation early. In childhood, she knew that she must become a writer. By college, she knew that marine biology – the sea and its creatures – was her subject. There was a unity to her life and a consummate sense of purpose. Her biographer, Linda Lear, explains how that purpose is reflected in all that she did including her previously unpublished texts.