Tuesday, May 31, 2011
Dreaming of Lake Superior and Danielle Sosin's New Novel, "The Long-Shining Waters" (Event on June 8).
But then Mike Fisher told me he was reviewing the book for the Journal Sentinel, and he too wound up really enjoying The Long-Shining Waters. He writes about the three women, Grey Rabbit, Berit, and Nora and their stories:
"All three stories are amazingly textured, reflecting lightly worn research on topics including Ojibwe life, Superior geology and--especially--the tools and rituals of daily work, from sewing and fishing to bartending and glassblowing.
On doing a little more research, I found this wonderful write-up in the Minnesota Star Tribune:
"You don't see writing like this often, so infused with an intimate relationship to nature, certainly not in debut novels. It may be that with nature shrinking away from us, young writers don't marinate in the sounds, smells, colors and emotions that were once readily available." Read more.
No wonder Ethan at Milkweed told me that The Long-Shining Waters was selling pretty well. Cheer Sosin on at her Boswell event on Wednesday, June 8, 7 pm. The event is free! But one more pitch for the book--it's printed on 100% post-consumer recycled, acid-free paper. Nice looking jacket too, with moody pumice-colored endpapers.
Oh, and much thanks to Sosin for linking to Indie Bound for purchases. Here's her website.