South of Superior
Ellen Airgood (Author)
DescriptionA novel full of heart, in which love, friendship, and charity teach a young woman to live a bigger life. When Madeline Stone walks away from Chicago and moves five hundred miles north to the coast of Lake Superior, in Michigan's Upper Peninsula, she isn't prepared for how much her life will change. Charged with caring for an aging family friend, Madeline finds herself in the middle of beautiful nowhere with Gladys and Arbutus, two octogenarian sisters-one sharp and stubborn, the other sweeter than sunshine. As Madeline begins to experience the ways of the small, tight-knit town, she is drawn into the lives and dramas of its residents. It's a place where times are tough and debts run deep, but friendship, community, and compassion run deeper. As the story hurtles along--featuring a lost child, a dashed love, a car accident, a wedding, a fire, and a romantic reunion--Gladys, Arbutus, and the rest of the town teach Madeline more about life, love, and goodwill than she's learned in a lifetime. A heartwarming novel, South of Superior explores the deep reward in caring for others, and shows how one who is poor in pocket can be rich in so many other ways, and how little it often takes to make someone happy.
May 01, 2012
5.12 X 1.0 X 7.98 inches | 0.63 pounds
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About the Author
Ellen Airgood runs a diner in Grand Marais, Michigan. This is her first novel.
"A heartwarming debut." -Kirkus "Airgood's engaging debut is the novel, brimming with quirky characters, that everyone who moves to a small, tightly knit town imagines he or she might someday write." -Booklist "Ellen Airgood's debut is a warmhearted novel that would be great ot take on vacation to while away some leisure hours." -Minneapolis Star-Tribune