Going Coastal: An Anthology of Lake Superior Short Stories

Recipient of a 2018 Honorable Mention in the Fiction category from the Northeastern Minnesota Book Awards! 

What the Northeastern Minnesota Book Awards (NEMBA) reviewers say:

“The stories in Going Coastal are all deeply personal, and reflect the lake as a source of beginnings and endings — a source of inspiration, loss, and renewal. The anthology contains a variety of very different stories, touching us in many ways, and connecting us to the power of Lake Superior.”

Going CoastalLake Superior—its people and places—feature in this ­anthology of short stories by nine writers from Minnesota and Wisconsin. Going Coastal: An Anthology of Lake Superior Short Stories showcases the winning short stories from Lake Superior Writers’ 2016 contest, which accepted entries from writers around Lake Superior. 

The power of stories lures an aging man on a road trip back home, north on Highway 61. Through her painting of a ­river, an Ojibway woman teaches a historian about himself and her culture’s connections to the land and water. A woman confronts a suicidal man on Stoney Point, led by the mystical power of water to magnify her psychic abilities. Another woman finds meaning in the intricate curves and fiery bands of an agate. A shoreline boulder offers its magical views on human life. A ship captain from long ago faces a coldwater death in Whitefish Bay. Life comes full circle in the currents of the lake for a young man from Two Harbors. A ghostly fur trapper haunts Madeline Island. A family’s powerful saga unfolds on the shores of Lake Superior.

Going Coastal Authors:

  • Theresa Allison-Price
  • James Brakken
  • Judy Budreau
  • Eric Chandler
  • Phil Fitzpatrick
  • Maxwell Reagan
  • Evan Sasman
  • Johnna Suihkonen
  • Marie Zhuikov

How to Purchase Going Coastal:

The book is $12.95 (before tax) and can be ordered from North Star Press and is on sale at The Bookstore at Fitgers, 600 East Superior Street, Duluth. Your purchase of this book supports Lake Superior Writers.​

ISBN: 978-1-68201-069-3
144 Pages
​Publication Date: May 2017