Now in its 6th year, the Cambridge Community-Read is an award-winning literacy program whose goal is to encourage Cambridge and surrounding community members to come together through the reading and discussion of a common book.
The novel is set in the landscape of Northern Minnesota and on the unforgiving waters of Lake Superior, Geye tells the story of a father and son who have been estranged for many years after a tragic shipwreck. When Noah receives a call from his dying father, a former iron ore ship officer, he is forced to return to Minnesota to care for a man he hasn’t spoken to in years. Safe From the Sea is a beautifully written book that describes so well the unique sense of place that is the Lake Superior landscape.
Born and raised in Minneapolis, Geye received his BA from the University of Minnesota. His travels took him around the country to earn his MFA from the University of New Orleans, and his PhD from Western Michigan University, where he was editor of Third Coast. He then returned to Minneapolis and lives there with his wife and three children. He is currently on tour with his second novel, The Lighthouse Road.
Join the conversation. Read the book, discuss it with friends, and then join the author for his presentation on May 2 at the Cambridge Campus of the Anoka Ramsey Community College. Pick up a copy of Safe From the Sea at your library or Scout & Morgan Books in Cambridge.
All events are free and open to the public.