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Letters from Side Lake

A Chronicle of Life in the North Woods

1992
Author:

Peter M. Leschak

Letters from Side Lake

After a brief taste of urban life, and convinced that nothing equaled the formidable challenge of life in the heart of the vast woods, Peter M. Leschak returned to northern Minnesota. Letters from Side Lake chronicles the marvelous range of adventures and reflections-described with thoughtfulness and humor-springing from his pioneer-like existence. In Leschak’s unique voice and beautifully crafted style, Letters from Side Lake captures the great pleasures and rugged feats and hardships of North Woods living.

After a brief taste of urban life, and convinced that nothing equaled the formidable challenge of life in the heart of the vast woods, Peter M. Leschak returned to northern Minnesota. Letters from Side Lake chronicles the marvelous range of adventures and reflections-described with thoughtfulness and humor-springing from his pioneer-like existence. In Leschak’s unique voice and beautifully crafted style, Letters from Side Lake captures the great pleasures and rugged feats and hardships of North Woods living.

“Each entry in the delightful book is a treat. Every word rings with the sincerity of a life richly and fully lived. Anyone who has ever dreamed of forsaking the impersonality and hubbub of modern living will revel in Leschak’s stories.” --Library Journal

“Letters from Side Lake is a celebration. . . Leschak revels in what he loves the best: the beauty of the north woods; the sweep of Andromeda across a black sky; the sleek thrust of his canoe slicing across a mirror-flat lake; and the simplicity of small-town life.” Washington Post Book World

After a brief taste of urban life, and convinced that nothing equaled the formidable challenge of life in the heart of the vast woods, Peter M. Leschak returned to northern Minnesota. Letters from Side Lake chronicles the marvelous range of adventures and reflections-described with thoughtfulness and humor-springing from his pioneer-like existence. In Leschak's unique voice and beautifully crafted style, Letters from Side Lake captures the great pleasures and rugged feats and hardships of North Woods living.

"Letters from Side Lake is a celebration. Leschak revels in what he loves the best: the beauty of the north woods; the sweep of Andromeda across a black sky; the sleek thrust of his canoe slicing across a mirror-flat lake; and the simplicity of small-town life." -Washington Post Book World

"A vivid, engaging book by a talented writer." -New York Times Book Review

Letters from Side Lake

Peter M. Leschak is a freelance writer who lives in northeastern Minnesota. His books include The Snow Lotus (1996), Seeing the Raven (1999), and Trials by Wildfire (2000).

Letters from Side Lake

“Letters from Side Lake is a celebration. . . Leschak revels in what he loves the best: the beauty of the north woods; the sweep of Andromeda across a black sky; the sleek thrust of his canoe slicing across a mirror-flat lake; and the simplicity of small-town life.” Washington Post Book World

“An engaging and affectionate portrait. . . . Readers will be captivated.” Publishers Weekly

“A vivid, engaging book by a talented writer.” New York Times Book Review

“Each entry in this delightful book is a treat.” Library Journal