Breathing Lake Superior

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$19.95  $18.55
Brick Mantel Books
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5.5 X 8.5 X 0.58 inches | 0.72 pounds
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About the Author
A native of Wisconsin, Ron Rindo is the author of three short story collections, including Love in an Expanding Universe, which won the Minnesota Voices Prize for short fiction. His short stories and essays have also appeared in many journals and anthologies, including The Best American Essays. He is a professor of English at the University of Wisconsin in Oshkosh, and he lives with his wife, Jenna, and an assortment of animals on five acres in the country, where they raised a blended family of five children. Breathing Lake Superior is his first novel.

"In Ron Rindo's gripping novel Breathing Lake Superior, a grieving man goes on a troubled religious odyssey. . . . Amid wondrous descriptions of rural, seasonal beauty, the novel Breathing Lake Superior examines moments of intimacy, love, and humor against a formidable biblical background."

-Meg Nola, Foreword Reviews (September / October 2022)

"Ronald Rindo's novel marks a very welcome addition to Wisconsin literature. Everything is here that you could want, love, loss, faith, doubt, joy, despair, plus the miracles of a faith healer-all set in an area of the state Rindo knows well."

-Anthony Bukoski, author of The Blondes of Wisconsin

"We turn the pages of Breathing Lake Superior thrilled and suspended, and come away from them steeped in story, owned by rare wisdom. If there really is a Thin Place, where the earth gives way to its own mysticism, then to read Ron Rindo is to open a door that will lead you to it."

-Abby Frucht, author of Are You Mine?

"Set against the unforgiving backdrop of northern Wisconsin, Breathing Lake Superior explores the extraordinary depths of grief, love, and the astonishing power of magical thinking. Debut author Ron Rindo expertly narrates the stunning transformation of a Midwestern father into a self-proclaimed messiah through the eyes of his teen stepson, John. A new literary voice that exquisitely augments the Midwestern fiction genre."

-Eldonna Edwards, award-winning author of This I Know

"Breathing Lake Superior is a masterpiece of dramatic tension about the destruction and resurrection of a family. . . . a timely story, full of vivid imagery and unforgettable characters-a tragedy in a beautiful landscape. . . . Evocative, poetic description captures human emotion and landscape throughout the novel."

-Ruth Latta, Compulsive Reader