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Waters of the Dancing Sky--

Debut Novel Explores Journey through Self-Discovery

Should the past hold its secrets forever? Would we be better off unaware of the sometimes obscure history that shapes the life we find ourselves living? A life of shadows with no explanations, no answers...only questions. In her new book, Waters of the Dancing Sky, author Janet Kay shows us how hard-won answers, no matter how agonizing, can finally lay unbearable issues to rest and ultimately enhance one's reality.

Thornton Wilder once wrote, "There is a land of the living and a land of the dead, and the bridge is love - the only survival, the only meaning."

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.

Waters of the Dancing  Sky is Janet Kay's debut novel. Visit her website at

This book is available from Llumina Press (1-866-229-9244) Ingram, Baker & Taylor,, Barnes &, and numerous other bookstores.

ISBN: 978-1-60594-278-0

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