Author: Konnie Ellis
ISBN 978-1-947532-26-7 (softcover)
Growing up on the Lofoten Islands off the coast of Norway, beautiful young Berta, bewitched by the northern lights, becomes a poet of renown. Haldor, a dashing young sea captain, sails her away to love, followed by marriage and four children, and eventually to the challenges and surprises of a new life in Duluth, Minnesota.
We see Berta's life as a poet through the eye's of her daughter, Lilly, who grows up during the great depression. Lilly becomes an artist and a northern Minnesota Annie Oakley, equally at home in a forest of wolves or rowing on a sparkling blue lake. In the casinos, she's "Lucky Lil," in a rose garden, she's the one in the Parisian hat, and at a dinner party with sparkling crystal, it's her laugh you'll hear first. Join Lilly for a ride through a life lived to the fullest.
ABOUT THE AUTHOR
Konnie Ellis is the author of two novels, "The Ice Dancer" and "The Dharma of Duluth." Her stories have appeared in Lake Superior Magazine; Sojourner Magazine; Skylark, Purdue University Calumet; and Weber Studies - Voices and Visions of the American West. She is the recipient of a Norcroft writers residency, and her story, The Partridge, was a semi-finalist at the Moondance International Film Festival in Boulder, Colorado. She lives in Duluth, Minnesota with her husband, Robert Ellis, a pianist and composer.
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