In Evvie Mallow, Betsy Connor Bowen has created a contemporary classic. Born and raised in the Maine woods, her family disintegrating around her, Evvie is caught in a conflict between irreconcilable forces -- the instinct to protect her unborn child and the freedom to choose a life for herself. With dignity and grace, she keeps a Yankee's silence about her own acts of courage and self-sacrifice. Told in a style that befits its heroine, Spring Bear unfolds with the eloquence of the seasons. This slender book will take its place among the timeless tales that enrich our imaginations.