Friday, March 4, 2011

Friday Find: Safe from the Sea by Peter Geye

Summary (from Unbridled Books):

Set against the powerful lakeshore landscape of northern Minnesota, Safe from the Sea is a heartfelt novel in which a son returns home to reconnect with his estranged and dying father thirty-five years after the tragic wreck of a Great Lakes ore boat that the father only partially survived and that has divided them emotionally ever since. When his father for the first time finally tells the story of the horrific disaster he has carried with him so long, it leads the two men to reconsider each other.

Meanwhile, Noah’s own struggle to make a life with an absent father has found its real reward in his relationship with his sagacious wife, Natalie, whose complications with infertility issues have marked her husband’s life in ways he only fully realizes as the reconciliation with his father takes shape.

6 comments:

Kristen said...

This was truly an amazing, sublime book. I keep trying to push it on everyone.

Feathered Quill Book Reviews said...

Sounds like a good book - maybe I should add it to my list.... here are my finds: http://is.gd/vpmSRL

bermudaonion said...

I've heard that book is fabulous. I'm hoping to find the time to read it soon.

As the Crowe Flies and Reads said...

I really *wanted* to like this book but it kept falling short of the mark for me. But I'm a big fan of that publisher in general.

Yvonne said...

Sounds great--I'll have to add that to my TBR list.

Here's my Friday Find:
http://centralcaligrrrl.blogspot.com/2011/03/friday-finds.html

Irene said...

I recently read this book as well, and I did find it interesting. But, I'm so glad I'm not booking a cruise anytime soon.