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Quiet Magic

2002
Author:

Sam Cook
Illustrations by Bob Cary

Quiet Magic

A collection of essays dedicated to the awe and solitude that can only be found in nature-now in paperback!

In this long-awaited paperback edition, Sam Cook invites you to look outward to discover the North Country, and look inward to discover yourself.

A special book about a special place.

Jim Brandenburg, National Geographic

Step outside and marvel at the grand experience of the North-the power of a storm building on the greatest of the Great Lakes, the glory of Northern Lights in the shimmering night sky, the embracing, absolute silence of a snowhouse. Or stay inside with Quiet Magic and savor Sam Cook’s unique blend of sensitive portrayals and gentle humor.

Starting with his discovery of one of nature’s wonders-the simplicity of a stand of reeds against a wide-open sunset-and ending with a deep appreciation for the never-ending surprises of the outdoors, Sam Cook weaves a tapestry of enchanting images of the North Woods and keeps you smiling and chuckling all the way.

In this long-awaited paperback edition, Sam Cook invites you to look outward to discover the North Country, and look inward to discover yourself.

"A special book about a special place." Jim Brandenburg, National Geographic

"An uncommonly compassionate writer, Cook is arguably Minnesota’s best-loved newspaper columnist." Minnesota Monthly

"The word pictures in Sam Cook’s latest literary sketch pad are poignant reminders of the depth of wonder and enjoyment that can be drawn from every experience in nature’s world." Paul Schurke, North Pole explorer

Quiet Magic

In 1976 Sam Cook rekked north from his native Kansas to work for an outfitter in the Superior-Quetico canoe country. Now, as the Duluth News-Tribune’s outdoors writer, he uses Duluth, Minnesota, as “base camp” for creating his humorous, powerful, and compassionate columns.

Quiet Magic

A special book about a special place.

Jim Brandenburg, National Geographic

An uncommonly compassionate writer, Cook is arguably Minnesota’s best-loved newspaper columnist.

Minnesota Monthly

The word pictures in Sam Cook’s latest literary sketch pad are poignant reminders of the depth of wonder and enjoyment that can be drawn from every experience in nature’s world.

Paul Schurke, North Pole explorer

Quiet Magic

Contents

Quiet Magic
Spring
Lures and Lust
Spring Is Humming
Tobey
Lucky Girl
Summer
Supper and Sauna
Gust
Loomis Lips
Somewhere Else
Ja«
Last Leaf
Brule Guide
Hawk Ridge
Country Welcome
Tootsie Roll Midgees
Hunting Coat
Winter
Cool Camping
Woodstove
Dog Tired
Cold Feat
Dorothy
Spring
Oh, Canada!
Secret Lakes
Sharptail Dance
Old Black Hound
Summer
Nothing Doing
Kayaks and Sails
Northern Lights
It Was Home
3*
Good Scents
Camouflage
Showtime
Wild Moose Chase
City Trees
Pheasant at Sunset
^Winter
Winter Comes
Hero Trips
Pyropiscathon
Away from the Crowd
Superior Shore
Moving Pictures