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Monday, February 4, 2019

Safe From The Sea

The natural  beauty of the Great Lakes and the awesome force of its storms provide set the scene for this great tale  of life’s natural cycles. Peter Geye in his first novel Safe From The Sea   frames a  profound story of an estranged father and the sons attempts to reconcile, with the tragedy of a Great Lakes sea wreck hanging over their heads.  The son and his wife also have problems with conception.  This all provides us with riveting characterizations writ large.    It also seems evident to me that an attraction to this story seems to me to me that the father son conflict is between different generations---World War II (my dad The Greatest Generation and me (baby boomer and others up to the 21st century).

Safe From The Sea obviously also clicks for me because as a nature loving Minnesotan our Greatest Great Lake and northern forests are close to my heart. That along with its people,  still generations later showing evidence of their Scandinavian roots. 
This is a very good book.  Family redemption issues, managed by good people, always works for me.



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Starting Over, Accepting Changes - Maybe said...

Your last sentence says it all. This sounds like a very book.

Barrie said...

I'm in agreement with Starting Over, Accepting Changes-Maybe: that last sentence of your review is gold! Sounds like a great book. Thank you for reviewing!

pattinase (abbott) said...

And I too love this sort of book. Thanks!

wheelerph said...

It must be a good book!

Linda McLaughlin said...

Sounds like a good book, and what a beautiful cover. Glad you enjoyed it.

Sarah Laurence said...

The book does sound written for you. I love the cover and how the title implies a twist.

Stacy said...

Interesting! As a resident of a different Great Lakes state, I am intrigued.

Lucy said...

Sounds like an interesting book. Thanks for reviewing.

Powell River Books said...

I always like reading books set where I live or from places I know. - Margy