A View of the Lake: Living the Dream on Lake Superior

A View of the Lake: Living the Dream on Lake Superior

Beryl Singleton Bissell / Sep 22, 2019

A View of the Lake Living the Dream on Lake Superior These warm insightful tales reveal the singular joys and challenges of moving from a city to a rural town and will resonate with anyone who dreams of downsizing and picking up to live alongside a lak

  • Title: A View of the Lake: Living the Dream on Lake Superior
  • Author: Beryl Singleton Bissell
  • ISBN: 9780942235746
  • Page: 207
  • Format: Paperback
  • These warm, insightful tales reveal the singular joys and challenges of moving from a city to a rural town and will resonate with anyone who dreams of downsizing and picking up to live alongside a lake and its denizens Each chapter captures the nature of the North Shore and the ways in which everything and everyone is shaped by the Big Lake Beryl Singleton Bissell, natioThese warm, insightful tales reveal the singular joys and challenges of moving from a city to a rural town and will resonate with anyone who dreams of downsizing and picking up to live alongside a lake and its denizens Each chapter captures the nature of the North Shore and the ways in which everything and everyone is shaped by the Big Lake Beryl Singleton Bissell, nationally renowned author of The Scent of God, shares her experience of life on Minnesota s North Shore of Lake Superior in this collection of essays that follows her journey to find her place in a small northern town

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      • Beryl Singleton Bissell

        The award winning author of The Scent of God a Book Sense notable in April 2006 selected by the Minneapolis Star Tribune as a Best of 2006 Minnesota Authors Writes frequently for Lake Superior Magazine, was a columnist with the Cook County News Herald for 10 years, has been published in numerous publications in print and online, and in the anthologies Surviving Ophelia edited by Cheryl Dellasaga and The New Writer s Handbook a practical anthology of best advice for your craft and careeer, Volume 2 Beryl s second book, A View of the Lake Lake Superior Port Cities Inc, was published July 1, 2011.


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    1. "A View of the Lake chronicles the joys and lessons in finding one’s place amid the North Woods and its denizens. These captivating tales of wildlife encounters, Big Lake adventures, fascinating neighbors and personal challenges will enchant residents, visitors and those who have yet to experience the draw of Lake Superior."What an amazing book- I just received it this morning and read it right through- so amazing is the prose- the characters encountered- even the smallest of wildlife- this is [...]


    2. A View of the Lake, by Beryl Singleton Bissell, is a vibrant collection of reflective essays centered on the North Shore of Lake Superior, Minnesota. Each slice-of-life chapter transports the reader into Ms. Bissell’s life in this majestic country, as well as connecting us to her gentle spirit.Sometimes thoughtful, often humorous, and ever delightful, the work spans topics dealing with the life of “newcomers” in the town of Schroeder to an intimate and stirring connection with the great ou [...]


    3. I couldn't decide if I should "save" this book reading only an essay at a time, savoring each one over many days, or read the book straight through. I tried to read each essay a day at a time but this book is so wonderful I read it through in just a couple of sittings. That is not to say I didn't savor it, as I did, and now I savor the re-reading of the essays for even more pleasure than the first time through.I only get to the North Shore once a year but with this book I can travel there any ti [...]


    4. Beryl Singleton Bissell writes with intent, purpose and reason. In her book ,The Scent of God, comfort lives in every line. In A View of the Lake, the view opens eyes that may have been shut;it asks you to seek out the goodness of others. Unintentionally or perhaps with intent, Beryl's words find a way to release the power inside and assists you in becoming part of the metaphorical lake that sits in front of her. That place where curiosity, problem solving and content exists in each tiny ripple [...]


    5. I was patiently waiting for the book “A View of the Lake” to be published and purchased it with great excitement and enthusiasm during our vacation on majestic Lake Superior. I was lucky enough to have the most amazing and brilliant author Beryl Singleton Bissell sign my copies, what a special and memorable occasion.As soon as we reached our destination, I could hardly wait to get started on reading this beautiful and extremely well written book. Beryl’s writing style is magnificent! She c [...]


    6. I am the author of this book so take this into consideration as you read. I'm convinced that if you love Lake Superior, or lakes in general, or dream of packing up and moving to an idyllic spot, you will love this book.When my husband and I made an impulsive move to the North Shore of Lake Superior, we knew we were out of our minds. We just could not resist the siren call of a breathtaking, soul-expanding view of Lake Superior in a landscape rife with nature and wildlife and enlivened by an odd [...]


    7. “--The glass front door revealed a house filled with windows and these windows were filled with lake.”So begins the luminously beautiful journey of Beryl Singleton Bissell’s, “A View of the Lake.”Beryl’s short stories are like glimmering jewels for the mind and soul. She brings her readers into a world where humanity & nature become one. A world so thoroughly magical & melodious that we don’t want to depart once we’ve entered. And one needn’t live on the North Shore or [...]


    8. What a delightfully written book by an equally delightful lady. I picked this book up just before a trip to Lake Superiorjust happened to find it the day before I left. Well, Beryl's view of that Lake was also mine for seven daysd just a few miles down the road from her as well! It was just sooooo fun to read, recognizing in my mind and heart what she so beautifully put into words. It isn't a long readrather, little snippets two or three pages long on her life experiences since moving permanentl [...]


    9. Beryl the author is a good friend. I'll read whatever she publishes.The book cover shows a view of Lake Superior from the lakeside of their home at Schroeder, MN. My wife and I have visited Beryl and her husband Bill many times. Some of the stories are about friends we have in common. We walk the same trails along the Superior Ridge. We share common interests in history, culture, the arts, and community.The book title is a variation on a Georgia O'Keefe painting, "A View From the Lake". We have [...]


    10. One of my very favorite authors has done it again - written a book so compelling and readable that you feel like you are RIGHT there with her, experiencing life, love, and nature on the North Shore of Lake Superior.Beryl Singleton Bissell's new book, A View of the Lake: Living the Dream on Lake Superior, is one that you absolutely MUST have. You might tear through it all at once, as I did (on the porch looking out at our lake, during a rainstorm, mug of hot tea in hand), or take it slowly (well, [...]


    11. If you look at something long enough and deeply enough, you become that thing -- this seems to be what Beryl Singleton Bissell and her husband, Bill Christ, experienced in their wild but not rash move from the city to a tiny town on the north shore of Lake Superior. Nothing mattered to them more than the view--not the house, nor the inconvenience of uprooting their more conventional life--to opt for the ever-changing, primitive, sacred beauty of the largest of the Great Lakes. Did they know how [...]


    12. I loved this book! I have lived in Minnesota most of my life, and I too feel the shore of Lake Superior is a special, magical place, unlike any other. I so love the way Beryl tells her story. It feels like a conversation with a good friend when reading this book. Beryl really brings out what is special not just about northern Minnesota, but small town America. The warmth of the people, the interaction with the wildlife and adapting to a new climate. Ms. Bissell takes us along on her journey of b [...]


    13. This beautifully written memoir, divided into four "Seasons of Learning" draws us into the life of the author as she lives on the North Shore of Lake Superior. What seems as an impulsive move in the beginning of the book, ends up to be a rich blessing. Each essay is two to three pages long, and each essay is a jewel to reflect upon. From the author's encounters with bear and moose tracks, to learning the names of wildflowers and butterflies, the reader is transported to the wilds of the lake and [...]


    14. I loved this book of brief essays about life along the north shore of Lake Superior. The author and her husband, originally from the Twin Cities, bought a house in a small town on the lake after they fell in love with the view. Bissell's essays are a nice mix of reflections on her own life and commentaries on the quirky lifestyle and residents (animal and human) of the north shore. Of course, the book is infused with the beauty of the area. There is also a thread of spirituality that ties the es [...]


    15. I couldn't decide if I should read this book quickly, or slowly one essay at a time. I started reading it slowly, but found myself reading more each day. This is a beautifully written book of the author's life as she lives on the North Shore of Lake Superior. Each essay that is written is about 2 or 3 pages long. You read about encounters with long residents of the area, to animals, birds and flies. The essays are great to read, but they also take you on a journey of discovery.


    16. Beryl's husband , Bill, officiated my wedding on Lake Superior so it was fun to read about his life up north. My husband and I spend a lot of time on the north shore, especially around our anniversary or when the lupin is in bloom. We dream of owning a home on the lake, too, especially near Hovland. It's great to read about someone else making the dream a reality. It was a joy to peer into the life of a north shore resident through these stories. Thanks Beryl!!


    17. This collection of essays is a must read for anyone who loves Lake Superior like we do. Picking blueberries, walking the Superior Hiking Trail and conversing with local residents are all part of the book. This was the second time I read the book but I liked it just as much while reading it again. I wish the author would write a sequel.


    18. A nice collection of personal essays on a variety of topics, all centered around living on the shores of Lake Superior. No earth-shattering revelations, but beautifully written descriptions of many of the simple pleasures of an unhurried, unharried life.


    19. These little essays, originally published in the local newspaper, would probably be more enjoyable read in that one-at-a-time fashion. They are well-written but somewhat less pleasurable read in this format.




    20. Do I want to live on the North Shore? Why, yes, I do. I enjoyed the living and learning this book expressed.


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