Lake Superior, the north country, the great fresh-water expanse. Frigid. Bountiful. Lethal. Wildly beautiful. The Long-Shining Waters gives us the stories of women separated by centuries and circumstance, yet connected across time by the place they inhabit.
In 1622, Grey Rabbit-an Ojibwe woman, a mother and wife-struggles to understand a dream-life that has taken on fearful dimensions. In 1902, Berit and Gunnar, a Norwegian couple, fish the great lake. Unable to conceive, Berit finds beauty in the lake that anchors her isolated life, yet those same waters ultimately test the limits of her endurance and spirit. And in 2000, Nora, a seasoned bar owner, abruptly loses her livelihood. Left facing an open-ended future, she's drawn into a reluctant road trip around the lake. Haunting, rich in historical detail, and universal in its exploration of the human desire for meaning when faced with uncertainty, The Long-Shining Waters is an unforgettable and singular debut.
Danielle Sosin will be joining us in Bayfield on July 16th for a reading at Big Water Cafe & Coffee Roasters at 5pm, with a signing to follow at Apostle Islands Booksellers.