North of the Tension Line - by J F Riordan (Paperback)

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Specifications

Suggested Age: 22 Years and Up

Number of Pages: 476

Format: Paperback

Series Title: North of the Tension Line

Genre: Fiction + Literature Genres

Sub-Genre: Literary

Publisher: Beaufort Books

Author: J F Riordan

Language: English

Street Date: June 6, 2016
TCIN: 51047197
UPC: 9780825308291
Item Number (DPCI): 248-14-8200
Origin: Made in the USA or Imported

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Fiona Campbell is a newcomer to tiny Ephraim, Wisconsin. Populated with artists and summer tourists, Ephraim has just enough going on to satisfy her city tastes. But she is fascinated and repelled by the furthest tip of Door County peninsula, Washington Island, utterly removed from the hubbub of modern life. Fiona's visits there leave her refreshed in spirit, but convinced that only lunatics and hermits could survive a winter in its frigid isolation. In a moment of weakness, Fiona is goaded into accepting a dare that she cannot survive the winter on the island in a decrepit, old house. Armed with some very fine single malt scotch and a copy of Meditations by Marcus Aurelius, Fiona sets out to win the dare, and discovers that small town life is not nearly as dull as she had foreseen. Abandoning the things she has always thought important, she encounters the vicious politics of small town life, a ruthless neighbor, persistent animals, a haunted ferry captain, and the peculiar spiritual renewal of life north of the tension line.



Book Synopsis



Fiona Campbell is a newcomer to tiny Ephraim, Wisconsin. Populated with artists and summer tourists, Ephraim has just enough going on to satisfy her city tastes. But she is fascinated and repelled by the furthest tip of Door County peninsula, Washington Island, utterly removed from the hubbub of modern life. Fiona's visits there leave her refreshed in spirit, but convinced that only lunatics and hermits could survive a winter in its frigid isolation. In a moment of weakness, Fiona is goaded into accepting a dare that she cannot survive the winter on the island in a decrepit, old house. Armed with some very fine single malt scotch and a copy of Meditations by Marcus Aurelius, Fiona sets out to win the dare, and discovers that small town life is not nearly as dull as she had foreseen. Abandoning the things she has always thought important, she encounters the vicious politics of small town life, a ruthless neighbor, persistent animals, a haunted ferry captain, and the peculiar spiritual renewal of life north of the tension line.



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2015 Gold IPPY Award in Great Lakes-Best Regional Fiction -- Independent Publisher Book Awards


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AKAT - 6 years ago
LOVED THIS BOOK! Buying 4 more copies now to give to friends. Very well developed characters and the settings are described so well you feel almost as close to what's happening as if you were watching the story on TV.. By the end of this novel, you really care about the characters. You wonder what will happen to them. Thankfully, there is a sequel, The Audacity of Goats. I'm buying four copies of that too. It is full of very interesting plot twists and is a very satisfying and fast paced read.
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A gifted storyteller!

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Go2Guy - 6 years ago
This is an amazing book! I've seen J.F. in the media and am quite impressed by her. It's all about small town life in Wisconsin. You start the book a stranger and finish it feeling like a neighbor. Not for nothing - you can visit the real town in Wisconsin where the book is based.
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marie - 6 years ago
One of the most wonderful books I read last year! I've shared the title with many friends and family. You will enjoy every page - and love every character. They certainly feel like your friends, which is why you'll feel the need to read the next book "The Audacity of Goats."
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Leosmom - 6 years ago
Don't hesitate to buy this book. A wonderfully written story of a woman's perseverance and life in a small town. The author's ability to pull you in and make you feel like you have know the characters is a true gift and makes for a fun and delightful read. It's a page turner and you will want to (and should) buy the second book in the series, "The Audacity of Goats," right away.
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Laura - 6 years ago
I loved this book. Light hearted story. And because I've vacationed in Door County, I was able to relate to the places and the story.
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PurpleGirl - 6 years ago
Enjoyable read - make sure to follow up by reading book #2!
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Couldn't put it down!

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mbsam - 6 years ago
I loved this book! I absolutely loved this book, and could not put it down. Finished it in one day. Wonderful stuff. Set in Washington Island, Wisconsin, the book is novel about friendship, and life in a small community, and how a woman can make a life for herself. And there's a goat. What more could you possibly want? I highly recommend this book!
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Great Read

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AvidReader - 6 years ago
Start this book and you will be carried away to Washington Island in Door County, Wisconsin. You will enjoy following the detailed and fun story. I definitely recommend this book!
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Kathy R - 6 years ago
A story that transported me and drew me in!
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Ann - 6 years ago
Looking for a lighthearted read? This one is based in Door County in Wisconsin and it is very true to the locale. You will simultaneously love and hate the various characters! You will laugh and cry and stay up late to finish this one.
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