Thank you all.... DtG I think u haz me mixed up w Susan of DT.
What I'm seeing in the book is a witchy angle the develops, as well as possible parallels with the part of PA we're in ("the 'Wilds'").
So how is a dale different from a clough except by culture/tongue of the person naming it? (Do the respective regions really have terrain that differs a lot?)
I longed for a Winnebago and eventually got a boondocking minivan instead. I fear what I may get someday instead of the helicopter!