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Safe from the Sea by Peter Geye
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An excellent read and an unusual adventure into family history, the beauty and harshness
of Lake Superior, and the shipping sailors of the inland sea.
I can’t remember when I have read a work of fiction that pivots around family dynamics that
does NOT have at least one character that I disliked; yet, everyone (flaws and all) come across as real and someone you would welcome as a neighbor.
Peter Geye’s first novel is impressive with a straight forward narrator and a clear story line; his second novel, Wintering, while too convoluted at times, is a more complex look into another
family's life and times in the cold cold Northern Minnesota area of the Boundary Waters and
Canada's Quetico Provincial Park. Both are recommended.
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July 18, 2017 – Shelved
July 18, 2017 – Shelved as: to-read
July 18, 2017 – Shelved as: fiction

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