The Long-Shining Waters

The Long-Shining Waters

by Danielle Sosin


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The Long-Shining Waters by Danielle Sosin


The Long-Shining Waters is the story of three women, separated by years and circumstance but connected across time by a shared geography: the inland sea of Lake Superior. Rich with historical detail, each character comes vividly to life in this luminous debut novel.

Grey Rabbit, an Ojibwe woman living by the lake in 1622, is a mother and wife whose dream-life has taken on fearful dimensions. As she struggles to understand “what she is shown at night,” her psyche and her world edge toward irreversible change. In 1902, Berit and Gunnar, a Norwegian fishing couple, also live on the lake. Berit is unable to conceive, and the lake anchors her isolated life and tests the limits of her endurance and spirit. And in 2000, when Nora, a seasoned bar owner, loses her job and is faced with an open-ended future, she is drawn reluctantly into a road trip around the great lake.

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ISBN-13: 9781571310941
Publisher: Milkweed Editions
Publication date: 03/20/2012
Edition description: Reprint
Pages: 320
Sales rank: 280,489
Product dimensions: 5.40(w) x 8.40(h) x 0.90(d)

About the Author

Danielle Sosin is the celebrated author of The Long-Shining Waters, which, in hardcover, was the 2011 Milkweed National Fiction Prize Winner, a Minnesota Book Award Nominee for Fiction, a Midwest Connections May 2011 pick, and an Indie Heartland Bestseller in June of 2011. With more than thirty events around the Great Lakes and coverage in the LA Times, National Geographic Traveler, and a feature in Publishers Weekly, Danielle's debut novel has been a wild success, and is poised for a long life in paperback nationally, but especially around the Great Lakes. Her fiction has been featured in the Alaska Quarterly Review and on National Public Radio, and she has received fellowships from the Virginia Center for the Creative Arts, The Ragdale Foundation, and Anderson Center. She lives in Duluth, Minnesota.

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The Long-Shining Waters 3.7 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 6 reviews.
ESLLady More than 1 year ago
Beautiful prose, but not enough plot and no resolution to any of the story lines at the end.
LPMCL-44 More than 1 year ago
As one who was born in Duluth, MN and who grew up in Minnesota, I found this book to be a wonderful read. It enabled me to clearly envision the lives of the women who lived there before me. The climate hasn't changed and winters there remain extremely bleak and cold, cold, cold. Three strong and brave women with wonderful stories. LPMCL
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Three strong female protagonists separated by generations but united by the lake faced similar trials and made this book fascinating. I didn't want it to end!
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