The Lake of the Beginning interweaves the natural history of sockeye salmon returning upstream, tribal tales of an ancient Inuit man, and a young professor who has brought her two children to Alaska to spread their grandmother s ashes on the mythic lake.
The Lake of the Beginning A Fable of Salmon Northern Lights and an Old Promise Kept The Lake of the Beginning interweaves the natural history of sockeye salmon returning upstream tribal tales of an ancient Inuit man and a young professor who has brought her two children to Alaska t
Oh, what a wonderful fable A woman her two kids travel to Alaska where they await the return of the sockeye salmon as they return to the lake of their birth to lay their eggs die They meet a wise Qualik old man, they learn about logic vs magic, belief vs proof, keeping promises, finding stories within your own story listening to your heart They see the northern lights, they change each other s lives we aren t given their names until the very last page which was a lovely touch A pleasure to read [...]
A beautiful masterful weaving of interwoven tales, fish and human This is one of those books that linger in your mind in a good way, reminding of how all of our lives affect those around us The pictures are beautiful and the writing is gentle and thorough I really appreciated this book and recommend it to anyone who enjoys reading quiet, reflective books Definitely a hidden treasure.
Excellent story weaving Alaskan native, salmon, and northern lights into a wonderful fable Thought provoking.