By Jim McGavran
In the Shadow of the Bear chronicles the author's go back, after a forty-year absence, to the location of his adolescence summer time vacation trips at Little Glen Lake in northwestern decrease Michigan's Leelanau peninsula.
the traditional Ojibwa legend that gave a reputation to the area's such a lot awesome geographical characteristic, the snoozing endure Sand Dunes, deals a fashion of realizing his mother's robust yet occasionally stressed strength of affection and ambition within the relatives, in addition to his father's quieter, frequently self-sacrificing love. Chapters dedicated to the go back to Leelanau, to every of his mom and dad, and to his father's relations culminate within the narrative of his daughter's 2005 Leelanau wedding.
Jim McGavran tells his tale of self-discovery in prose that's however frank and lyrical as he recaptures his bewildered but enchanted boyhood self, filtered via his attention of longing and loss, lending the writing a specific poignancy.