Quiet Magic

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Step outside and marvel at the grand experience of the North-the power of a storm building on the greatest of the Great Lakes, the glory of Northern Lights in the shimmering night sky, the embracing, absolute silence of a snowhouse. Or stay inside with Quiet Magic and savor Sam Cook's unique blend of sensitive portrayals and gentle humor.

Starting with his discovery of one of nature's wonders-the simplicity of a stand of reeds against a wide-open sunset-and ending with a deep ...

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Overview

Step outside and marvel at the grand experience of the North-the power of a storm building on the greatest of the Great Lakes, the glory of Northern Lights in the shimmering night sky, the embracing, absolute silence of a snowhouse. Or stay inside with Quiet Magic and savor Sam Cook's unique blend of sensitive portrayals and gentle humor.

Starting with his discovery of one of nature's wonders-the simplicity of a stand of reeds against a wide-open sunset-and ending with a deep appreciation for the never-ending surprises of the outdoors, Sam Cook weaves a tapestry of enchanting images of the North Woods and keeps you smiling and chuckling all the way.

In this long-awaited paperback edition, Sam Cook invites you to look outward to discover the North Country, and look inward to discover yourself.

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Editorial Reviews

Jim Brandenburg
A special book about a special place.
National Geographic
Minnesota Monthly
An uncommonly compassionate writer, Cook is arguably Minnesota's best-loved newspaper columnist.
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780816641857
  • Publisher: University of Minnesota Press
  • Publication date: 8/28/2002
  • Edition description: Reprint
  • Pages: 192
  • Sales rank: 816,943
  • Product dimensions: 5.88 (w) x 9.00 (h) x 0.40 (d)

Table of Contents

Quiet Magic 1
Lures and Lust 5
Spring Is Humming 8
Tobey 11
Lucky Girl 16
Supper and Sauna 23
Gust 26
Loomis Lips 33
Somewhere Else 36
Last Leaf 41
Brule Guide 44
Hawk Ridge 47
Country Welcome 51
Tootsie Roll Midgees 54
Hunting Coat 58
Cool Camping 65
Woodstove 69
Dog Tired 72
Cold Feat 76
Dorothy 79
Oh, Canada! 85
Secret Lakes 92
Sharptail Dance 95
Old Black Hound 99
Nothing Doing 107
Kayaks and Sails 112
Northern Lights 124
It Was Home 126
Good Scents 133
Camouflage 136
Showtime 139
Wild Moose Chase 142
City Trees 152
Pheasant at Sunset 155
Winter Comes 161
Hero Trips 164
Pyropiscathon 168
Away from the Crowd 170
Superior Shore 174
Moving Pictures 179
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  • Anonymous

    Posted December 3, 2007

    This book will bring back memories from the North Country

    This book will bring back the memories of being outdoors with friends and family. Cook uses such descriptive language that you can easily picture yourself there next to him. Cooks style of writing really describes what the outdoors are like in Northern Minnesota. Let Cook show you the power of letting a storm build over the water, or just taking a friend fishing. The book was very descriptive with lots of gentle-humor that any outdoors man can relate to. You will learn a lot about yourself reading this book, it is reflective and written with respect for the smallest things in life. This book is very easy to read and is divided into smaller chapters. I don¿t read much but this book was hard to put down because it was so easy to relate to. Quiet magic will excite you so much that you won¿t be able to put it down¿hook, line, and sinker.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted December 2, 2001

    Quiet Magic

    This book gives me with a wonderful picfture of the Northland. The book acually puts you into the wilderness of northern Minnesota. It also has a nice discription of the people that live up here.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted December 2, 2001

    Quiet Magic

    The book is very interesting for anyone that lives up North and enjoys the outdoors. Sam includes many noticable landmarks for Minnesotans. He uses very good detail to place the reader into the story and experiance Northern Minnesota's wild outdoors. The stories also involve some of the people from up here which makes some of the stories easier to relate to. Overall I think that this was a very good book for anyone that likes the outdoors.

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