This book chronicles Loreen Niewenhaus' s second great adventure:a1,000 mile walk along parts of the shoreline of all five Great Lakes. Along the way, she explores the history, ecology, and everyday lives of communities and individuals she encounters on the way, all connected by this great ecosystem that holds a fifth of Earth’s surface freshwater.
In her accessible, friendly voice, she looks at the lakes from the ground level, moving effortlessly from discussions of serious environmental problems to the pleasures of a nice meal at a cozy cafe with a lakefront view to the humor of getting drenched in a sudden downpour. It’s an affectionate portrait of the region, with a subtle suggestion that we too might want to explore the parts of it we often overlook or drive speedily by without pausing to look at the complex microcosms of place.
Niewenhuis encourages all of us to get outdoors and find a fresh path that gets us our juices going and renews that childlike sense of exploration.
Loreen is a great supporter of independent bookstores. She said "I believe independent bookstores are vital to our communities and to keeping literature rich and varied and alive." For A 1,000 Mile Great Lakes Walk, Loreen made the book available to independent bookstores in an early release and scheduled author signings at 12 indies around Michigan.
Thank you Loreen for supporting us!