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Marie Zhuikov—Plover Landing

About the Book: 

Melora St. James is working in Duluth, Minn., to restore an endangered shorebird to the coast of Lake Superior. Her peace and her focus on the piping plover are interrupted when Drew Tamsen, the boyfriend she thought she lost to another woman and another way of life eleven years ago, shows up on her office doorstep. He wants her back. 

They have a few things to work out first: Drew chose life as a werewolf over being with Melora, and after a painful divorce, Melora is in no hurry to trust or give her heart to another man -- even if he’s one she never quite got over. 

Their story is interwoven with that of the plovers, who are threatened by foxes, loggers and the Federal Aviation Administration. Then there’s Demetri, a mysterious boy Melora and Drew find lost on the beach. In helping Demetri discover who he is and make his first real friends, Melora and Drew learn secrets about themselves, building community, and coming to terms with the past. 

About the Author: 

Marie Zhuikov has had a long interest in environmental issues and helped with efforts to restore piping plovers to Wisconsin Point in Lake Superior. She has written extensively about Lake Superior, the St. Louis River, the Boundary Waters Canoe Area Wilderness, the Superior National Forest, and many local environmental issues. In her day job, Marie is an award-winning science writer and communications project manager, specializing in environmental and medical topics.