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Tin Camp Road: A Novel by [Ellen Airgood]
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Moving and brave.--People Magazine

Airgood is an ideal guide to these fictionalized U.P. towns, having lived and worked in Grand Marais (Michigan's version, not Minnesota's) for 30 years, running a local restaurant in addition to writing. If you've been to the U.P., you will recognize it in this loving portrayal; if you haven't, you will immediately want to visit. --Star Tribune

"Heartfelt...Airgood offers an impactful look at the ineffable bond between a mother and daughter and the tenuous grip they have on their sense of home. Readers will fall in love with this story's rich characters and scenery."--STARRED REVIEW, Publishers Weekly

"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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Ellen Airgood runs a diner in Grand Marais, Michigan. She is the author of the novel South of Superior, as well as two works of young adult fiction. --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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Ellen Airgood grew up on a farm in Michigan’s thumb, where her favorite things to do were read books, ride horses, swing in her tire swing, and write stories. She almost left the University of Michigan after her first year to go back home and farm, but did return to school after her parents offered to cosign the loan for the new fencing she’d need to raise beef cattle on their eighty acres, the only crop they considered feasible. (She was a vegetarian at the time.) She graduated with a Bachelor’s Science from the School of Natural Resources and Environment and now lives on the shore of Lake Superior in the Upper Peninsula, where she writes and owns a diner along with her husband. She is the author of three novels published by Penguin Books, including Michigan Notable Book and Midwest Bestseller, SOUTH OF SUPERIOR (also featured on National Public Radio’s Radio Reader), the award-winning PRAIRIE EVERS, a Bank Street Best Book for middle grade readers, and THE EDUCATION OF IVY BLAKE, a companion book to PRAIRIE EVERS. Her work also appears in THE WAY NORTH: NEW UPPER PENINSULA WRITINGS, from Wayne State University Press; HERE: WOMEN WRITING ON MICHIGAN'S UPPER PENINSULA, from Michigan State University Press; and the upcoming BOB SEGER'S HOUSE, also from Wayne State University Press.

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5.0 out of 5 stars Caring folks in the UP!
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