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On Island Time

Wildlife, Windsleds, and a Wedding on Madeline Island

Patricia Spaulding

The door to a new world opens when a city woman and her husband decide to build a house on an island reachable only by ferry boat in summer, ice highway in winter—and sometimes not reachable at all. Construction of the couple’s log house proceeds at a slow pace, giving them plenty of time to learn about the locals. They discover islanders’ strong sense of community and willingness to help strangers in time of need, as well as their penchant for heated debate—about bike trails, noise ordinances, and how often to bathe. On Island Time is a wry and funny account of their apprenticeship in island living. They emerge from the experience with a new and deeper appreciation for the inhabitants—both two and four-legged—of Madeline Island. This book will delight all who dream of escaping to their own cabin “up north.”

Humble, hilarious and heart-felt, Pat Spaulding’s musings on island life are a testimony to how place can shape a person. A beautiful place can shape us beautifully—if we let it. Madeline Island has left its mark on both Spaulding and her essays.
Elizabeth Jarrett Andrew, author of Writing the Sacred Journey, On the Threshold, and Swinging on the Garden Gate

Drawn for sixteen years to Wisconsin’s beautiful south shore on Lake Superior, Patricia Spaulding and her family made the decision so many Minnesotans make: to have their own cabin “up north.” The long-held dream finally became a reality when they found a shoreline lot on Madeline Island. This book delves into deeper themes such as the slow assimilation of this city-bred family into the fold of the island’s culture. It provides an engrossing study of immigrants everywhere. And it reminds of who we truly are when enveloped in the beauty, peace, and mystery of the natural world.
Nancy Raeburn, author of Mykonos: A Memoir

See Patricia's blog http://onislandtimebook.wordpress.com Find out what is happening on Madeline Island.

Patricia Spaulding divides her time between Minneapolis, Minnesota, and Madeline Island, Wisconsin. However, she finds that there is usually too much city and never enough island in her life. She is a clinical psychologist in private practice in Minneapolis. Learn more about the author, this book (including the lost chapter), and Madeline Island at www.patriciaspaulding.com.

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ISBN: 978-1-933794-44-0
214 Pages
xSize: 6 x 9
Binding: Perfectbound
Publisher: Quill House Publishers
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