Its a whole different read when you have traveled the roads described in a book… seen the sights and smelled the air of the beautiful northern country of Minnesota ~ Sheila
Northeastern Minnesota – home to what may well be America’s most unique national park – the Boundary Waters Canoe Area. Over one million acres of unparalleled, primitive beauty that, to this day, remains unspoiled. A great roadless area where hundreds of years ago, Native People and French Voyageur alike, navigated over the innumerable lakes and rivers, using the sky-blue waters as their free-spirited highways.
It is in this remarkable place where Ray Maki has lived his entire life. For thirty-three years, Ray has been surrounded by old friends, strong family ties, and uncommon natural beauty. Ray feels blessed, and his life is a happy one…until one spring morning when Ray’s easy-going existence is jeopardized by a series of unexpected events…events that will test the limits of his character, and possibly bring an end to his rare way of life.
Author Greg Suhonen, as did every one of his paternal ancestors, eventually went on to work in the
iron ore mines of Northern Minnesota’s world famous Mesabi Iron Range. Thirty years later, after accepting an offer for early retirement, Greg went forward with his idea of writing a book. A book based on a cherished piece of lake property that has been owned by his family for more than eighty-five years – Pike Point.
He continues to live and work in the North Country, together with his daughter Vianna, and best friend Joan, wife of thirty-six years.
I spent some time this past weekend in one of my favorite spots in Minnesota, at a camp 15 miles up the Gunflint Trail in Grand Marais. Along for the ride, came this book that was sent to me by author Greg Suhonen, Pike Point and The Good Lord’s Earth.
During a little down time in my day, I had the opportunity to sit on a dock on a sunny afternoon, overlooking Mink Lake and crack open this book. It was interesting to read about areas that I had been to and I chuckled at the Finnish Immigrant character.
A great story about the boundary waters, great characters with lots of zip and a little bit of Minnesota history tied in makes for a book I will refer to again.
I received this book from the author Greg Suhonen
I rate this book PG