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The Other Side of Sanctuary

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"Set in the beautifully rendered fictional town of Sanctuary on Lake Michigan, The Other Side of Sanctuary is a gripping tale of an ordinary couple facing extraordinary challenges. Through a cast of complex characters caught in a web of romance, jealousy, secrets, and revenge, this story explores the essential questions every person who loves another must ultimately ask: W ...more
Paperback, 382 pages
Published October 2nd 2019 by Adelaide Books LLC
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Sep 21, 2020 rated it it was amazing
The Other Side of Sanctuary, Cheryl Crabb’s debut novel, is an extraordinary story of an ordinary American family. It is set in Sanctuary, Wisconsin between 2010 and 2017.

Laura’s kind and loving Ojibwa mother died when Laura was still a child, and her Caucasian father had been a cruel taskmaster. Her Ojibwa grandfather became Laura’s salvation; he insisted she graduate from high school while her father felt it was a waste of time. When she was eighteen, her grandfather’s last words to her were,
Feb 19, 2020 rated it liked it
Well told mystery with complex characters. Draws on Michigan and Wisconsin values and natural resources. I loved Laura, the main character, for her tenacity and her strength to keep forging ahead when her world was under so much stress. Her lifeline to her American Indian past was especially interesting to me.

Well done for a debut book!
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Feb 26, 2020 added it  ·  (Review from the author)
Thanks to the Stonewater Book Club for hosting me and reading my book this month! It was a lively discussion about what it means to be family. I appreciate your thoughts about Rob and Laura Sanders' troubled marriage and this novel set in the Sleeping Bear Dunes along Lake Michigan, which is based on the premise that everyone needs a sanctuary, but what happens when there is no longer a place for refuge. Would welcome to hear your thoughts! ...more
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Cheryl Crabb is a fiction writer and journalist. Her debut novel, The Other Side of Sanctuary (published by Adelaide Books of New York in January 2020) is now available on Amazon, Barnes & Noble, or at local bookstores and She is a recent graduate of the MFA in Writing program at Vermont College of Fine Arts and has a master’s degree from the Medill School of Journalism at North ...more

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