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Publisher's Summary

In 2009, Loreen Niewenhuis walked completely around Lake Michigan. This audiobook chronicles that journey, a 1,000-mile walk around the world's fifth-largest lake. The audiobook explores both the geology of the lake and the measure of a person - a woman, married, mother of two sons (who joined her for portions of the walk). But most of the walk was done solo, an adventure in discovery of self and place.
Niewenhuis conveys a sense of the magnitude of the lake she loves, a place so elemental to the four Midwestern states that form its shores. From a ground-level perspective, the audiobook explores the natural and human history of Lake Michigan…and raises important questions about preserving our wild places and protecting fragile ecosystems on which we all depend.
©2011 Loreen Niewenhuis (P)2014 Loreen Niewenhuis
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4 out of 5 stars
By John S. on 03-20-14

Impulse purchase that paid off

I liked the book quite a lot as a travel narrative, and the author does a good job narrating her own work. My issue was that I found her a bit of a downer regarding the ecological problems of the lake, which are well known, and being addressed; still, I'd definitely recommend the book to those who feel the topic might be of interest.

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5 out of 5 stars
By Dennis on 03-28-16

That's my Lake

If you could sum up A 1000-Mile Walk on the Beach in three words, what would they be?

Fun, Informative, Interesting

Which scene was your favorite?

When she walked by our fruit farm near the pumped storage plant south of Ludington

Any additional comments?

This is my favorite of all the books I have listened to. Every Michigander should listen to this book, along with everyone else who lives around the Lake.

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1 of 1 people found this review helpful

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