Fresh Water: Women Writing on the Great Lakes
The women writers in this quietly elegant collection share their thoughts and feelings on the Great Lakes region, one neglected in nature writing, with sublime intelligence. Whether they are relative newcomers to the area or longtime residents, their wonder and deep appreciation for all the lakes have to offer is evident in each essay. The lakes themselves are of paramount importance to these writers, and this focus on their subject and not themselves keeps the anthology firmly grounded as nature writing at its very best. Sharon Dilworth remembers mysterious recurring losses at Lake Superior; Leslie Stainton traces the history of place through a point on Lake Erie in her erudite and elegant discussion; and Sue William Silverman, an ocean lover, finds Lake Michigan revelatory. Separately the essays are delightful, intimate, and surprising, and collectively they prove to be compulsively readable. A class act from start to finish.--"Mondor, Colleen" Copyright 2007 Booklist
American Prose, Literature, Great Lakes
American Literature | Creative Writing | Reading and Language
Citation for published book
Swan, Alison, ed. Fresh Water: Women Writing on the Great Lakes. East Lansing: Michigan State University Press, 2006.
Swan, Alison, "Fresh Water: Women Writing on the Great Lakes" (2006). All Books and Monographs by WMU Authors. 223.