The Best Part of Us

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Product Details

Price
$16.95  $15.59
Publisher
She Writes Press
Publish Date
Pages
304
Dimensions
5.4 X 8.4 X 1.0 inches | 0.85 pounds
Language
English
Type
Paperback
EAN/UPC
9781631527418

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About the Author

Sally Cole-Misch is a writer and environmental communicator who advocates for the natural world through work and play. She holds a bachelor's degree in journalism from the University of Missouri, a master's degree in environmental education and international water policy from the University of Michigan, and a certificate in fiction writing from Stanford University. Throughout her career, she's focused on communicating our essential connection with nature--particularly the Great Lakes--and the role each of us can play to restore, protect, and enjoy all that nature gives to us. Sally lives in Michigan with her husband and son and enjoys hiking, kayaking, sailing, skiing, and gardening.

Reviews

"This is not just storytelling, it's a lived experience. Sally's description of the cold, crystal waters and magnificent landscape of the North Country is so vivid I feel as though I paid it a visit. The story's depth and vivid characterization are unforgettable. At a time when we seem to have lost our way in navigating the human relationship with place, Sally has provided a true compass to help us find home. "
--Dave Dempsey, 2009 Michigan Author of the Year, author of ten books and renowned Great Lakes environmental policy expert

"With exquisite descriptions of Canadian lake and forest country and the Ojibway life rooted there, Cole-Misch expertly weaves the elements of those differing cultures, fraught but tightly bound family relationships, young love, old love, and the wonder of coming of age--at every age--into a luminous novel. The Best Part of Us is a beautiful story that will keep you up reading, and then keep you company for a long time afterward."
--Barbara Stark-Nemon, award-winning author of Even in Darkness and Hard Cider

"A story so evocative you can smell the lake and hear the loons. . . . The Best Part of Us draws in lyrical strokes the many shades of grief and the healing magic of place."
--Jenni Ogden, bestselling author of A Drop in the Ocean

"Place plays a key role in this novel, with an island in northern Ontario lovingly observed through the eyes of our protagonist, Beth. Troubles come in the form of her family's attachment to the land and issues around who rightfully owns it--their Welsh ancestors or the Native peoples of earlier times--and the book raises and explores these important, contemporary questions with care and sensitivity. Their resolution is complicated--at once hopeful and messy, like all imperfect decisions. The Best Part of Us is a lovely, engrossing book about place, family, history, and cultural sensitivity."
--Angela Pneuman, award-winning author of Home Remedies and Lay It on My Heart