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Elliott Foster—Whispering Pines: Tales from a Northwoods Cabin

About the Book: 

In September 1993, four generations of the Travis family gather to celebrate the 80th birthday of their matriarch, Isabelle. Reflecting on their experiences at the rustic family cabin set on a lake in the Chippewa National Forest, they talk of fishing for walleye, cooking the perfect beef roast, pulling pranks, making love, and living life abundantly over eighty years.

Simultaneously heart-warming and heartbreaking, the stories told by Isabelle, her daughter Ruth, and her grandson Eddie slowly unwrap secrets long held secrets long hidden deep in the Minnesota North Woods.

Come home with the Travis family and listen in as they tell you about everything from the hardships of building and maintaining a cabin, to the colorful characters ringing Lake Dunbar, to the bittersweet pleasure of changing traditions.

About the Author: 

Elliott Flies Foster is the co-author of the memoir Retrieving Isaac & Jason, published by Hiawatha Press in 2012. His debut novel, Whispering Pines - Tales From a Northwoods Cabin, will be released by Wise Ink Publishing in the Spring of 2015. He has also written numerous short stories and essays, including works published in The Huffington Post, Plainview News, and in Southern California's Daily Journal. He is is currently working on a second novel, In the Heart of Everett Falls, a coming of age story set in far northern Minnesota near the Superior National Forest.

Elliott is an emerging Minnesota writer with a passion for writing stories connected to the people and places of the upper Midwest. He grew up in the Twin Cities but spent his summer vacations camping in the Boundary Waters Canoe Area, visiting his cousins in the hill country in the southeast corner of the state, and as often as possible at the family cabin in the Chippewa National Forest. These are the settings that have inspired many of his works. He lives in St. Paul with his family, and he once again travels to the varied, far reaches of the upper Midwest, always in search of the next story worth telling.

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