Sarah Stonich

Today we share an encore edition of MN Reads with Minnesota author Sarah Stonich.  Stonich lives in Minneapolis and writes novels about northern Minnesota.

Her books are great summer reading and include "Vacationland, "Shelter" and her 2018 release, Laurentian Divide, published by the University of Minnesota Press.

Sarah Stonich Books

Sarah Stonich doesn't let go of things easily.

Or perhaps they just don't let go of her.

Even though she lives in the Twin Cities, northern Minnesota -- and the characters she's created who live there -- keep reappearing in her work.

Laurentian Divide is published by the University of Minnesota Press.

Author Sarah Stonich published Shelter in 2011, when she was a single mother looking for connections to home and family for herself and her son.

Now Shelter is out in paperback, and Stonich has written an epilogue, dated this year, that reveals much about journeys, priorities, dreams that come true but no longer fit ... and the often underestimated importance of indoor plumbing.

Ava Finch is a character in her own right.

She's forty-something with red, curly hair.  She's been described as "bodacious" and "in your face," which may or may not conflict with your sense of what a Canadian is like.

And she's written a book called "Fishing with RayAnne," the story of a thirty-something former pro angler who's launching an all-woman fishing/talk show on public television from the deck of her salmon-colored vintage AquaCraft, Penelope.

MN Reads talked with Sarah Stonich on September 19, 2013 about her latest book, "Vacationland." It is a novel of stories intersecting at a broken-down fishing resort in the north woods of Minnesota

Vacationland is published by University of Minnesota Press.

  Women's Words on May 12, 2013 featured an excerpt from Sarah Stonich's latest novel, Vacationland, set at a northern Minnesota lodge.

Women's Words: May 12, 2013: Sarah Stonich