Read your book last summer while my kids were at camp for the first time. To my surprise, you mention Camp Tannadoonah which is where they were and where I went in the 70s.!!! We spend the summer on Diamond Lake not far from there. The other coincidence was that my mom got out our Petoskey stone collection the night before I got to that part in the book! Had a great time with your book !
Nancy S. Kyme said:July 9, 2012 5:35 am PST
I would not want to drive you crazy! The picture of the old camp on this website is on Homestead land, just up the shoreline from Glen Arbor. The new camp is on Pyramid Point. I have kept the name vague to prevent preconcieved notions and to free the reader to imagine, perhaps, attributes of their own camp experience. Thank you so much for your kind comments and for being a reader. If you are in Traverse City on August 3rd from 4-6pm, stop by Horizon Books and we can visit further. Best Regards, Nancy
Kristy Garman said:July 9, 2012 5:05 am PST
I have spent every summer at Glen Lake (Burdickville, by Old Settlers) since I was born in 1981. I loved your book but found myself really curious about the camp- where exactly is it located? My aunt and mother said there wasn't a camp on Glen Lake. My favorite thing about Leelanau county is looking at maps- I've become addicted to them over the years, so it is making me CRAZY that I can't figure out where the setting is in the map in my brain!!
Grant Herring said:April 20, 2012 11:43 am PST
Just ordered your book. Look forward to reading your written words! Tell JW howdy!
F. Geoffrey Samora said:February 23, 2012 11:18 am PST
I enjoyed the descriptions of Lake Michigan's Leelenau Peninsula and the Sleeping Bear Dunes. You captured the beauty! I especially enjoyed the CIT backpacking trip with days of hardship rewarded with a spectacular natural waterpark experience. I think the description of Grandma's fear and pessimism is a universal battle, especially for women.
Leigh said:December 13, 2011 10:19 am PST
Sounds like a great read!
Kathleen A. Pasternak said:June 19, 2011 3:07 pm PST
To me the essence of a great book is when I read the last page and long for more. You took me back in time to a place that was long forgotten in my memory. Thank you for opening those doors.
Susan Peters said:June 18, 2011 9:17 am PST
As your sister, words can't convey how proud I am of you. Those years will always be a part of our great childhood. To have a wonderful book to read that my Bff wrote is amazing. To make me cry and laugh, and remember our loved ones is priceless. The book was so well written and such a visual use of words. Your sacrifice of joy to have written such an inspirational book for all to share is what makes me proud to call you my sister:). The biggest to the littlest,
Lisa Miles Jackson said:June 18, 2011 4:18 am PST
LOVED Loved the book! This is a great summer "book club" book and "right of passage" story about how friendships and a healthy environment are positively life changing. Beautiful and nostalgic. I Can't wait to see the MOVIE!
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