This book chronicles Loreen Niewenhuis's latest adventure: a second 1 000-mile walk this time along stretches of the shorelines of all five Great Lakes.
The book takes the reader on a ground-level walk through the beauty the history and the tender ecology of Lakes Erie Huron Michigan Superior and Ontario.
A 1 000-Mile Great Lakes Walk also leads us on an exploration of self as the author sets out on foot to explore a region.
Like her 2011 book of a similarly-epic long trek around Lake Michigan this new grand hike on the shores of five magnificent bodies of freshwater explores the natural and human history of the Great Lakes while raising important questions about preserving our wild places and protecting fragile ecosystems on which we all depend.
Loreen Niewenhuis is the author of short stories essays and the book that chronicled her long 2009 trek around Lake Michigan A 1 000-Mile Walk on the Beach. She lives in Battle Creek Michigan.
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.
"With sensitivity and humor Loreen's writings give a gentle message to the reader to care for the great natural resource we have here."
&ndash Black River Books South Haven Michigan