Tuesday, March 22, 2011
Show and Tell: Letters From Side Lake by Peter Leschak
In this book, Peter Leschak chronicles his adventure of building a log cabin with his wife in the North Woods of Minnesota. He writes about his everyday experiences: watching the Northern Lights, clearing stumps, skating on the lake in the dead of winter, a wild canoe ride, meeting some locals at a nearby tavern, winter temperatures dipping to -50F, and a late night fire with the local volunteer fire department. His writing captures beautifully the simplicities of small town life and the isolation of life in the North Woods. A great cottage read!