Chat Rooms (0 Chatting)  |  Search  |   Login/Join
* For the benefit of the community, commercial posting is not allowed.
Boundary Waters Quetico Forum
   Group Forum: BWCA.com Book Club
      Peter Geye     

Author

Text

schweady
distinguished member(7263)distinguished memberdistinguished memberdistinguished memberdistinguished memberpower member
 
12/28/2020 02:30PM  
I just finished 'Wintering' by Peter Geye. I now realize it is part of a loosely-connected trilogy (author says that there is no need to read them in order):
Lighthouse Road, 2012
Wintering, 2016
Northernmost, 2020

Set in the most thinly-veiled fictional town of Gunflint (obviously Grand Marais), it tells a multi-generational family saga of life and love on Minnesota's North Shore. 'Wintering' centers around a father and son who find themselves somewhere off of their known maps -- certainly in the Quetico wilderness -- in the winter of 1963-64. It isn't entirely about canoeing or outdoor skills or winter survival, however. Rather, it weaves a rugged story of family ties (or lack thereof), opportunities seized and lost, revenge, redemption... A good read.

Now, Lighthouse Road and Northernmost are on my library saved list.
 
      Print Top Bottom Previous Next
03/06/2021 07:07PM  
Interesting books by an interesting young author. We met him at a small literary festival on Washington Island WI 3-4 years ago.
 
schweady
distinguished member(7263)distinguished memberdistinguished memberdistinguished memberdistinguished memberpower member
 
03/07/2021 08:07AM  
I've since read all three books, and they're all very compelling reads. I had begun to sketch out a family tree to keep all of the characters straight, and -- lo and behold -- 'Northernmost' has one printed in the preface... I highly recommend this 'trilogy.'
 
h20
distinguished member(2998)distinguished memberdistinguished memberdistinguished memberdistinguished member
 
03/07/2021 04:42PM  
Thanks for the tip. Just put a hold on Lighthouse Road.
 
      Print Top Bottom Previous Next