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The Great Lakes Book Project is just what it sounds like: a book about The Great Lakes. But it’s not something boring, not a dry book of facts and figures- rather it’s a preservation of memories. It’s over 20 personal accounts and essays, memories about driving down the water and letting the sublime shoreline overtake you, stories about how the lakes have changed the autho ...more
Paperback, 1st, 167 pages
Published January 5th 2013 by Felix Exi
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Paul
Mar 03, 2014 rated it it was amazing
I bought The Great Lakes Book Project from its website in November to for my mother as a Christmas gift. It looked interesting so I read it before giving it to her (don't tell, ha), and then, after giving it to her, promptly bought another copy for my coffee table. Great Book about a Great Region, everyone who has ever visited the lakes should own a copy.
Killatom
As the father of two teenagers, I found this book invaluable. I'm sure other parents here can empathize when I say I shudder at the thought of the increasing presence of huge ships in the lives my children. I certainly remember the strain I caused so long ago for my own parents when I began experimenting with huge ships. The long inter-continental voyages that kept my mom and dad up all night with worry. Don't even get me started on the international protocols when transporting perishable cargo. ...more
Gina Genovese
May 11, 2013 rated it it was amazing
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Full disclosure? My essay "Highway 61 and Beyond" is included in this anthology, so I'm biased. Check it out and let me know what you think!
Scott Kennedy
Mar 03, 2014 rated it it was amazing
I'm not a big reader, but I really loved The Great Lakes Book Project. It's like listening to someone tell a bunch of really good stories. I also like that it was printed and published in Michigan.
Mike
Apr 08, 2014 rated it really liked it
Not at all what I expected. As the stories went, they become sweeter and sweeter memories, experiences, and moments of people's lives that most if not all of us who have spent time in Chicago, the upper peninsula, Duluth, the Apostle Islands near WI, etc, can relate with. These stories are so well written and descriptive that it takes to right back to your own memories in a sense. I was pleasantly surprised. Great collection of short stories and poems, not one are alike either, which actually ma ...more
Walter Blake Knoblock
Apr 22, 2013 rated it it was amazing
I think this book is amazing. Although, I may be a bit biased.

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Editing/Publishing the Great Lakes Book Project was an unforgettable experience. Working with the 25 authors, I began to understand just how much growing up around The Great Lakes means to all of us. The authors highlighted are truly talented, and this book would make a perfect addition to any Upper Midwesterner's collection. If you want to see more about The Great Lakes Book Project, its authors, or how to purchase it,
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Gretchen Knoblock
Mar 06, 2014 rated it it was amazing
The authors with their individualistic styles all share their stories about the Great Lakes, but they were chosen out of hundreds of submissions for their ability to relate feelings through vivid imagery, poetic verses, humorous analogies and intricate details about the cultural landscape of The Great Lakes.
Steven
Sep 27, 2014 rated it it was amazing
This was a major surprise to find such literary gems about the various cultural dimensions of the Great Lakes. I am looking forward to volume 2!
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