by Nickolas Butler
Thomas Dunne Books
Hardcover, 320 pages
It's no secret that we at Apostle Islands Booksellers are huge fans of Peter Geye and his novels, The Lighthouse Road and Safe From the Sea. Peter has recommended many titles to us and has never steered us wrong. He recently wrote the following review in the Minneapolis Star Tribune for Shotgun Lovesongs by Wisconsin author Nickolas Butler:
"We all have them, right? Those songs that indelibly mark the milestones in our lives? Songs that stir up our deepest feelings and remind us of who we are: the anthems of our youth, our wedding songs, the old classics that are as much a part of our lives as our feet beneath us. It’s what makes music so powerful, the head and the heart and the gut all working in concert.
Only the best, most emotionally resonant novels work in the same way. Nickolas Butler’s Shotgun Lovesongs is one of those novels. In prose that is as plain-spoken and honest as a Midwestern farmer, he tells the story of five friends and lovers in the fictional Little Wing, Wis." (read full article here)
We can't wait to read it, and look forward to Peter's next recommendations!