A monthly book club discussing works of fiction, nonfiction, and poetry that have the Great Lakes as a setting or as subject matter. This month’s selection is The Great Lakes at Ten Miles an Hour by Thomas Shevory.
A chronicle of travels by bicycle around the Great Lakes, combining personal observations with reflections on the geology, ecology, history, and culture of the region
Over the course of four summers, Thomas Shevory biked along the Great Lakes’ shores, absorbing the stories the lakes tell—of nature’s grandeur and decay, of economic might and squandered promise, of exploration, colonization, migration, and military adventure. This is Shevory’s account of his travels and explorations of the geological, environmental, historical, and cultural riches harbored by these great inland seas.