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Fresh Water
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Fresh Water: Women Writing on the Great Lakes is a collection of nonfiction works by women writers. These works focus on the Midwest: living with the five interconnected freshwater seas that we know as the Great Lakes. Contributing to this collection are renowned poets, essayists, and fiction writers, all of whom write about their own creative streams of consciousness, the fresh waters of the Great Lakes, and the region's many rivers: Loraine Anderson, Judith Arcana, Rachel Azima, Mary Blocksma, Gayle Boss, Sharon Dilworth, Beth Ann Fennelly, Linda Nemec Foster, Gail Griffin, Rasma Haidri, Aleta Karstad, Laura Kasischke, Janet Kauffman, Jacqueline Kolosov, Susan Laidlaw, Lisa Lenzo, Linda Loomis, Anna Mills, Stephanie Mills, Judith Minty, Anne-Marie Oomen, Rachael Perry, Susan Power, Donna Seaman, Heather Sellers, Gail Louise Siegel, Sue William Silverman,Claudia Skutar, Annick Smith, Leslie Stainton, Kathleen Stocking, Judith Strasser, Alison Swan, Elizabeth A.Trembley, Jane Urquhart, Diane Wakoski, and Leigh Allison Wilson.

Table of Contents

  1. Cover
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  1. Title Page, Copyright
  2. pp. i-vi
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  1. Contents
  2. pp. vii-viii
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  1. Introduction
  2. pp. ix-xiv
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  1. Homes
  2. pp. 3-4
  1. HOMES: Living with Lake Michigan
  2. Judith Minty
  3. pp. 5-10
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  1. Lake Erie as the Color of Hazel Eyes
  2. Linda Nemec Foster
  3. pp. 11-12
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  1. Freshwater
  2. Sue William Silverman
  3. pp. 13-15
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  1. Shiver Me Timbers
  2. Sharon Dilworth
  3. pp. 16-21
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  1. Lake Effect
  2. Linda Loomis
  3. pp. 22-25
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  1. Finding My Way Home
  2. Beth Ann Fennelly
  3. pp. 26-33
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  1. Dunetop Dying
  2. Gayle Boss
  3. pp. 34-38
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  1. Water Birds
  2. Anne-Marie Oomen
  3. pp. 39-39
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  1. Chicago Waters
  2. Susan Power
  3. pp. 40-46
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  1. Trouble
  2. pp. 47-48
  1. The Gray Lady of Lake Huron
  2. Laura Kasischke
  3. pp. 49-58
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  1. Against the Law
  2. Elizabeth A. Trembley
  3. pp. 59-65
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  1. Getting to Water
  2. Claudia Skutar
  3. pp. 66-67
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  1. Lake Talk
  2. Heather Sellers
  3. pp. 68-74
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  1. Water Lessons
  2. Jacqueline Kolosov
  3. pp. 75-82
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  1. Elemental Fine
  2. Leigh Allison Wilson
  3. pp. 83-90
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  1. Gifts
  2. pp. 91-92
  1. The Importance of Dunes
  2. Annick Smith
  3. pp. 93-103
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  1. Aboard
  2. Mary Blocksma
  3. pp. 104-109
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  1. Walking the Lake’s Edge in Winter
  2. Judith Arcana
  3. pp. 110-112
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  1. Getting to the Point
  2. Leslie Stainton
  3. pp. 113-118
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  1. Leap
  2. Anna Mills
  3. pp. 119-121
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  1. Bodies of Water
  2. Lisa Lenzo
  3. pp. 122-125
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  1. The Salmon
  2. Loraine Anderson
  3. pp. 126-127
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  1. Surfin’ USA
  2. Diane Wakoski
  3. pp. 128-132
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  1. Hunting the Moon
  2. Gail Louise Siegel
  3. pp. 133-134
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  1. Ghosts
  2. pp. 135-136
  1. Manitou Passage
  2. Gail Griffin
  3. pp. 137-143
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  1. In the Apostle Islands
  2. Judith Strasser
  3. pp. 144-145
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  1. Ripples of Azure and Grey, An Excerpt
  2. Rachel Azima
  3. pp. 146-149
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  1. The Souls of Trees
  2. Susan Laidlaw
  3. pp. 150-155
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  1. Storm Light on Bois Blanc Island
  2. Kathleen Stocking
  3. pp. 156-173
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  1. A Mother Reaches Satori on the Tenth Anniversary of Her Son’s Drowning in Lake Michigan
  2. Rasma Haidri
  3. pp. 174-175
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  1. Lake Huron’s Tide
  2. Rachael Perry
  3. pp. 176-180
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  1. Uplake and Down
  2. pp. 181-182
  1. The Kettle
  2. Alison Swan
  3. pp. 183-195
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  1. Reflections from a Concrete Shore
  2. Donna Seaman
  3. pp. 196-205
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  1. The Least Thing
  2. Stephanie Mills
  3. pp. 206-212
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  1. Amphibians, Reptiles, and Boats: Excerpts from a Naturalist’s Lake Huron Journals
  2. Aleta Karstad
  3. pp. 213-218
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  1. Hunting and Fishing
  2. Mary Blocksma
  3. pp. 219-224
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  1. Down the Drain
  2. Janet Kauffman
  3. pp. 225-231
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  1. Littoral Drift
  2. Mary Blocksma
  3. pp. 232-234
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  1. The Forest Pasture
  2. Jane Urquhart
  3. pp. 235-236
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  1. Notes on the Contributors
  2. pp. 237-246
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  1. Acknowledgments
  2. pp. 247-250
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