In one day it was over. The town was demolished, the tall pine forests crumbled into ash, families were left with nothing to call their own. Just being alive was gift enough for those who survived. With a strange quirk of fate, only the eastern section of the Island remained--seventeen ramshackle saloons still stood, safe and untouched by the ravaging flames. Step into the lives of the characters found in the pages of this book--rowdy loggers, boarding house keepers, a wealthy widow, a brothel keeper, a banker, the new pastor to the Norwegian Lutheran church, and three young children who bind the events of the novel together. Saturday, October 12, 1918, dawned, and their world would never be the same.
North Star Press of Saint Cloud Inc