Early northern Minnesota was a rough landscape impacted by the weather and wildlife. In “The Lighthouse Road” by Peter Geye the author takes us to the north shore area of Minnesota in the 1890’s and 1920’s with a family tale of early Norwegian immigrant Thea and her son Odd Einer Eide. Moving between Gunflint and Duluth, readers are taken back to a time when making a living and raising children was not easy.
The author has written a story of an untraditional family shaped by the rough landscape of woods and water. His descriptive writing makes you feel you are in the northern woods of Minnesota.
Author Peter Geye lives in Minneapolis with his wife and 3 children. He has written several novels with his newest “Wintering” available at the LeRoy library as well as this book “The Lighthouse Road”. Peter Geye was in LeRoy in February as a part of the SELCO Author tour. He spoke at the Community Center discussing his books and writing. Those attending very much enjoyed his presentation which is why the Book Club chose this for their April selection.
Stop by the LeRoy Public Library to find this book and others by Minnesota authors. There are many choices for great reading.