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"An affecting portrait of the region and its residents, filled with love and pride." --Kirkus
Airgood's characters feel true and rich...internally complex as they strive for happiness, connection, fulfillment, and comfort in each other, their surroundings, and themselves. A leisurely read with a strong sense of place that is ideal for pairing with the stony beaches of Lake Superior or the sharp crackle of a campfire.--Booklist "An elegant and poetic exploration of hardship and hope, of maternal love, and of what really matters." --Katherine Center, New York Times bestselling author of How to Walk Away "The characters in Tin Camp Road are so vulnerable it hurts. So much is at stake for Laurel, a young single mother struggling to make ends meet, that this novel reads with the emotional momentum of a thriller. Caring for her precocious daughter is further complicated when the path out of poverty presents new and terrible compromises. This achingly beautiful novel considers the pursuit of happiness in all its complexity." -Bonnie Jo Campbell, author of Once Upon a River Tin Camp Road taught me that a life truly blooms once it reaches its breaking point. Fierce and tender, this story tests the wilds of one woman's heart as she fights to claim a home for her daughter. In it, Ellen Airgood reminds us what it means to live off the land not only in body, but in spirit. This novel made me ache, hold my breath, and ultimately rejoice in its final moments. Every word holds the echo of a hallelujah. - Amy Jo Burns, author of Shiner "At a moment when America needs most to heal from its divisions, along comes Ellen Airgood's remarkable novel Tin Camp Road. A joyful, fortifying book that shows us perhaps city and country aren't so far apart after all...Tin Camp Road is a restorative balm for these troubled times." - Michael Zadoorian, author of The Leisure Seeker --This text refers to the hardcover edition.
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- ASIN : B08QZBBFG5
- Publisher : Riverhead Books (3 August 2021)
- Language : English
- File size : 1560 KB
- Text-to-Speech : Enabled
- Screen Reader : Supported
- Enhanced typesetting : Enabled
- X-Ray : Enabled
- Word Wise : Enabled
- Print length : 300 pages
- Page numbers source ISBN : 0399163360
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Laurel Hill, the protagonist, and her daughter Skye are the main characters. Laurel is a single mother having a hard time making ends meet in Gallion, a small town on the shores of Lake Michigan. She had won a scholarship due to her prowess in Cross Country running, but because of her lack of self confidence blew the chance and wound up taking minimum wage jobs to support herself and her child.
Ten-year-old Skye has all the self-confidence Laurel never had. She’s a budding artist and straight A student, although there are only three kids in her fifth grade class at the outset of the novel. Laurel keeps stretching her small salary to give Skye a better chance at life.
One drawback with the novel is that there are too many characters who keep popping in and out of the novel who never really participate in any of the scenes, making it hard to remember them when they pop back up. I thought Aunt Jenny was Laurel sister until I learned differently. She’s Laurel’s best friend who’s so man crazy she keeps forgiving them for what most of us would call abuse.
When she’s evicted from her rental, Laurel turns to an uncle for help. Her mother is still alive but she’s a wannabe folk singer who’s always on the road.
Besides the eviction there’s only one notable twist when Laurel has trouble with her car and leaves Skye home alone.
I guess I was expecting more of what I found when I read a non-fiction book about the Upper Peninsula, eccentricity in the vein of the Finnish miners. Laurel is Finnish, but she barely mentions some of the offbeat flavor such as Sisu, the belief of the Finnish settlers ability to rise above whatever dilemma they’re faced with.