Ojibway Valley

Dave Gourdoux


Ojibway Valley

Ojibway Valley

  • Title: Ojibway Valley
  • Author: Dave Gourdoux
  • ISBN: 9781494857691
  • Page: 144
  • Format: Paperback



In the wooded rolling hills and farms of rural northwest Wisconsin, the presence of the past is felt as acutely as the warmth of the summer sun or the chill of the wintry wind Traces of it can still be seen in the crumbling barns of deserted farms and the rotting foundations of abandoned logging camp bunkhouses Ojibway Valley is about a fictional community in the heartIn the wooded rolling hills and farms of rural northwest Wisconsin, the presence of the past is felt as acutely as the warmth of the summer sun or the chill of the wintry wind Traces of it can still be seen in the crumbling barns of deserted farms and the rotting foundations of abandoned logging camp bunkhouses Ojibway Valley is about a fictional community in the heart of this setting, and chronicles the lives of people, largely forgotten now, who have either directly or indirectly shaped the present It tells the stories of native Americans, famers, eccentrics, drunks, and the refugees and exiles who came to the valley in hope of either eradicating or memorializing their own tragic pasts It tells of the undiscovered secrets they carry with them, and stories about love lost and found, about heartbreak and triumph There are murders, horrific accidents, tornados, blizzards, and foreign wars that they must endure as they intersect and collide in the hills and woods and fields, the ridges and the rivers, the farms and small towns Spanning the 20th century through the first decade of the 21st, Ojibway Valley is about how the past shapes the present It s about deceptively simple people dealing with complex issues of love and death and loneliness More than anything, it is about people and a setting that somehow endure Ojibway Valley will resonate with readers from the Midwest, who may find similarities in terms of characters and setting to Michael Perry s non fiction books Population 451 and Visiting Tom , as well as fans of Garrison Keillor s Lake Woebegone Days It addresses similar themes as Thornton Wilder s Our Town and Edgar Lee Masters Spoon River Anthology , in how both the dead and the surrounding landscape shape who we are and what we have become


Recent Comments "Ojibway Valley"

Occasionally I come across a book that stops me in my tracks. This was one of them.The author crafted a story that was set in the Midwest and did so with such clarity that I felt I could see the fish jumping in the water as I read.The story starts in the 1920s and moves to the present. We follow characters from childhood to death and meet an assortment of characters along the way. The plot brings us love, loss, happiness and sadness – most of all it brings us the story of people and how their [...]

sweet, slightly twisted tales of the people that live in imaginary Ojibay Valley. Mr. Gourdooux creates characters that will live on in your imagination. Creatively woven together stories of people that could only live in Wisconsin.

Great way to explore the natural beauty of Wisconsin outside the big cities and to appreciate the tolerant and heart-warming people of "up north".


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