PETER GEYE- VIRTUAL ZOOM AUTHOR EVENT
Virtual Author Event
in conversation with
Daniel Goldin & Lisa Baudoin
Wednesday, August 26
Readings from Oconomowaukee! Books & Company and Boswell Book Company welcome Peter Geye, author of Northernmost, for a conversation with Daniel Goldin and Lisa Baudoin.
From the acclaimed author of Wintering: a thrilling ode to the spirit of adventure and the vagaries of loss and love. In 1897, Odd Einar Eide returns home from a near-death experience in the Arctic only to discover his own funeral underway. His wife, Inger, stunned to see him alive, is slow to warm back up to him, having spent many sleepless nights convinced she had lost both him and their daughter, Thea, who traveled to America two years earlier but has yet to send even a single letter back to them in Hammerfest, their small Norwegian town at the top of the earth. More than a century later, Greta Nansen has finally begun to admit to herself that her marriage is over. Desperately unhappy and unfulfilled, she makes the decision to follow her husband from their home in Minnesota to Oslo, where he has traveled for work, to end it once and for all. But on impulse, for reasons unknown even to her, she diverts her travels to Hammerfest: the town of her ancestors, the town where her great-great-grandmother Thea was born--and for some reason never returned to. Braiding together two remarkable stories of love and survival, Northernmost wades into the darkest recesses of the human heart and celebrates the remarkable ability of humans to endure nearly unimaginable trials.
Books & Company bookseller Kristen says "Northernmost brings us the story of the original Odd Einar Eide, whom I've wondered about ever since I read Lighthouse Road, and the story of his great great great grandaughter Greta. Once again Mr. Geye has me entranced by his landscapes and family stories. I feel tied to the characters in the Eide family and I also feel drawn to visit Northern Minnesota and Norway because of the beautiful descriptions. The word choice and flow to the storytelling suck you in and cause you to stay up well past your bedtime. If you love tender family stories and/or stories with a strong sense of place then this book is one to get."
Purchase Geye's Northernmost at 20% from Books & Company or Boswell Book Company through September 2.
Born and raised in Minneapolis, PETER GEYE lives there with his family. His novels include: Safe from the Sea, The Lighthouse Road, Wintering, and Northernmost.