Pack your bags and join your Friends in Vacationland by Sarah Stonich. On a lake in northernmost Minnesota, you might find Naledi Lodge – only two cabins still standing, its pathways now trodden mostly by memories. And there you might meet Meg, or the ghost of the girl she was, growing up under her grandfather’s care in a world apart and a lifetime ago. Now an artist, Meg paints images “reflected across the mirrors of memory and water,” much as the linked stories of Vacationland cast shimmering spells across distance and time.
Those whose paths have crossed at Naledi inhabit Vacationland: a man from nearby Hatchet Inlet who knew Meg back when, a Sarajevo refugee sponsored by two parishes who can’t afford “their own refugee,” aged sisters traveling to fulfill a fateful pact once made at the resort, a philandering ad man, a lonely Ojibwe stonemason, and a haiku-spouting girl rescued from a bog.
Check out Postcards from Vacationland submitted by members of the community on Flickr.
Come to the PLYMOUTHREADS events.
Kickoff Celebration: Sunday, March 22, 2pm, Plymouth Library
Book Discussion: Saturday, April 11, 2pm, Plymouth Library
Campfire Songs: Thursday, April 16, 6:30pm, Plymouth Library
Meet the Author: Sunday, April 19, 6:30pm, Plymouth Creek Center
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To spark conversation, find common ground, and foster learning and discovery in Plymouth by rallying readers around a single book.
- Build compassion by challenging readers to heed another’s experience
- Revive and revel in the joy of reading
- Celebrate the diverse cultures and beliefs in Plymouth
- Provide high quality, fun opportunities to come together
- Cultivate pride in Plymouth—for the City, library, businesses, organizations, and all residents
Book Selection Criteria:
- Reflects the mission and goals of PLYMOUTHREADS in an appreciable way.
- Well-written and readable,with broad appeal
- Available in multiple formats – audio, eBook, large print, etc.
- Multifaceted themes that inspire supporting events to further engage and add context
- Preference for:
- an author with a Minnesota connection
- a living author who can speak at Literary Night of Primavera, Springtime Celebration of the Arts
Holiday Inn by Kevin Kling
SIX WORD MEMOIRS can now be viewed anytime online via FLICKR.
Spirit Car by Diane Wilson
Under a Flaming Sky by Daniel James Brown
Chasing Vermeer by Blue Balliett
Population 485 by Michael Perry