Naked in the Stream: Isle Royale Stories

Naked in the Stream: Isle Royale Stories


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Naked in the Stream: Isle Royale Stories by Victor Foerster, Joyce Koskenmaki

A wilderness island in Lake Superior calls Vic Foerster to cross the world's largest Great Lake ,land on the island's Rocky shore, Hike its bony spine, fish its shoal embedded coves, camp in harm's way, and fall in love with it all, bugs included. After thirty years of visits to Isle Royale National Park, Foerster records his experience and wonderment in this narrative. Funny and poignant, riveting and heart-thumping, Foerster describes his first Isle Royale hike with humor and humility. Beautifully illustrated by former Isle Royale Artist-in residence, Joyce koskenmaki, this wonderfully crafted book takes an intimate look into what it means to find and revere wildness.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9781933926223
Publisher: Arbutus Press
Publication date: 03/28/2010
Pages: 287
Product dimensions: 6.00(w) x 8.90(h) x 0.90(d)

Table of Contents

prologue 12

An Expedition 15

Captain Don 31

Little Brothers & Sisters 42

Of Moose and Wolves 50

The Little Stuff 60

Pancakes 67

From The Water 70

Top Of the Food Chain 84

An Off-Shore Breeze 88

Into The Wind 122

The Waves of Minong 133

The Crossing 141

The Howells 159

Sprinkled In Starlight 169

Men, Women, Canoes and Kayaks 184

Fishing For Words 204

Fish Tales 210

Naked In the Stream 226

Acknowledgments 283

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Naked in the Stream: Isle Royale Stories 5 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 6 reviews.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Vic does a great job making the reader feel as if he was right there, experiencing the adventures. I could hear the twigs cracking under my feet while walking along the paths of Isle Royale as I was reading. My heart was in my throat more than once, and if I didn't know for sure that the author and his buddy Ken are still alive, I would have been very worried about them during the title story of the book. You'll experience a full range of emotions during while reading these true stories--loving the adventure every step of the way. Don Kern
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
I like wilderness and adventure stories, so I've read a lot, and this one is great. Clear, concise prose - lush descriptions of the island, lake and its wildlife. There's humor, sorrow, and even suspense. The author just nails it. It's also a fairly thin volume - good to tuck in your backpack.
Kathy0703 More than 1 year ago
I was browsing through B&N when I came across this title. I have been to Isle Royale once and it was the most memorable trip of my life. I bought the book because I'm planning to go again and thought I might glean some pointers. I never expected it to be one of the most enjoyable reads I've picked up in a very long time. The back cover states this is his first book...could have fooled me. He writes with clear description, thorough knowledge, humor and great insight. This book is exceptional!
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The cover draws you in, the illustrations are enchanting, and then you begin the journey and that's where you are completely held captive. Great read! Each story draws you in. The beautiful island of Isle Royale is depicted wonderfully by the author. I laughed out loud, turned pages in anticipation, and lived the journey with the author. This is a book that men and women alike will thoroughly enjoy. Isle Royale National Park is a place that not too many people know about. This collection of stories truly dishes it up in such a way that you want to find this Shangri-La, take your own journey, and experience the wilderness and majesty of this beautiful park. Hopefully, the author will put pen to paper again.....real soon.