PRLog (Press Release) – Jan 21, 2011 – "There is a land
of the living, and a land of the dead, and the bridge is love - the
only survival, the only meaning." Thornton Wilder
Sometimes you must tiptoe across that bridge linking this world with the next. Sometimes, it is the only way to put the twisted pieces of one's life back together again.
Beth Calhoun is a middle-aged woman haunted by a tragic past - the drowning of her young mother, the shame of having no father. Escaping from an abusive marriage, she retreats to her family's wilderness island home on Rainy Lake along the Minnesota/Ontario international border. Here she embarks upon a journey of self-discovery that flows through a series of wilderness adventures, past and present. As she delves into her mother's old diaries, she discovers long-held family secrets including the shocking identity of her mysterious father. Spirits of the past emerge as she struggles through a complex web of emotions and shifting relationships. Can she forgive and put the past behind her? Can she learn to trust and to love again?
Waters of the Dancing Sky is an inspirational love story, an intriguing blend of fact and fiction that weaves an appreciation of nature and local Ojibwe culture into mankind's eternal search for meaning.
And what are the reviewers saying about Janet Kay's debut novel?
" The hero seeking light in the fog of an unsettled past, in the swirl of a disturbing present, and finding courage to embrace the unknown future...all elements of a true mythic story. Such is the tale of Waters of the Dancing Sky by Janet Kay. Waters is a soul journey...that unfolds like a plot of a Hallmark Channel movie." Frank Zufall, Spooner Advocate
"Sometimes a novel comes along that weaves fiction, reality, desire and inspiration together into a beautifully bound escape into another world. Waters is one of those novels.It will keep you intrigued, inspired and hopeful. The way the author intertwines reality with fiction simply leaves one to wonder if there aren't such beautiful possibilities out there for all of us." Beverly Pechin, Reader Views
"...a true communion of place, character, and plot. This is a carefully constructed novel, but lush in its evocation of a time and people. It is a complete vision, one with reverberating depths and serious surprises." Laura Kasischke, Author of The Life Before Her Eyes
" A complicated tale of brokenness and renewal...Kay weaves together a story with themes of shame and violence, redemption and forgiveness. Beautifully written. The author creates a world that is a mix of longstanding pain and an amazing rendering offering of nature's beauty. This story has the power to teach readers about the necessity of self-preservation, self-love, and the enduring care of family. Waters of the Dancing Sky is a brilliant tale of second chances and building a better, stronger life. I highly recommend it." Melissa Levine, Independent Professional Book Reviewers
Book Title: Waters of the Dancing Sky
Author: Janet Kay
Price: $16.99 Paperback, also available on Kindle
Publisher: Llumina Press, 866-229-9244
Available from Llumina Press, Amazon.Com, Barnes & Noble.Com, Ingram, Baker & Taylor, and independent bookstores