In the final book in her Great Lakes Adventure trilogy Loreen Niewenhuis launches off the shoreline to explore the islands of the Great Lakes Basin.
From hiking the rugged wilderness of Isle Royale in Lake Superior to strolling the metropolis on Montreal Island in the St. Lawrence River Niewenhuis explores key islands in each of the five Great Lakes and their connecting waterways.
Biking hiking and kayaking she searches for the fascinating differences and uniting themes of the water-edged islands found throughout this vast freshwater network &ndash the connected ecology of lakes Superior Michigan Huron Erie and Ontario.
Together these Great Lakes and their island outposts provide a vital source of water a canvas for human culture and a unique haven for diverse plant and animal species some of which are endangered.
It's a celebration of place a warm and friendly invitation to see these beloved inland seas with fresh eyes.
Loreen Niewenhuis has lived in Michigan for most of her life. Her previous writings have been published in literary journals including the Antioch Review and Bellevue Literary Review. Her short-story collection Scar Tissue was a finalist in the 2009 Flannery O'Connor Award for Short Fiction. Her first book A 1 000-Mile Walk on the Beach spent time on the Heartland Indie Bestseller List. Her second book A 1 000-Mile Great Lakes Walk expanded her exploration to all five Great Lakes and was chosen as a Great Lakes Great Reads selection. She lives in Battle Creek Michigan.