We are pleased to announce that Peter Geye will be the keynote speaker at the 2012 Friends of the Library Dinner, discussing his latest novel, The Lighthouse Road, an amazing work of fiction. Peter will join us on Tuesday, October 9th from 6:00 to 8:00 p.m. The dinner will be at the Petoskey-Bay View Country Club and is open to the public. This is a ticketed event and reservations are required. Tickets to this event are $25.00 and include dinner. For more information please contact the Petoskey Public Library at 231-758-3100 or click here. To reserve your seat, please contact Joyce Hutto at 231-529-6685 or send her an email.
Peter Geye is an emerging talent who received his MFA from the University of New Orleans and his
PhD from Western Michigan University, where he was editor of Third
Coast. He was born and raised in Minneapolis and continues to live there
with his wife and three children. He is the author of the award winning
novel, Safe from the Sea.
Against the wilds of sea and wood, a young immigrant woman settles into
life outside Duluth in the 1890s, still shocked at finding herself alone
in a new country, abandoned and adrift. In the early 1920s, her son,
now grown, falls in love with the one woman he shouldn’t and uses his
best skills to build them their own small ark to escape. But their pasts
travel with them, threatening to capsize even their fragile hope. In
this triumphant new novel, Peter Geye has crafted another deeply moving
tale of a misbegotten family shaped by the rough landscape where they
live at the mercy of wildlife and weather—and by the rough edges of
their own breaking hearts.
“No author today writes from a sense of place as brilliantly as Peter Geye. The Lighthouse Road takes
place in a broodingly atmospheric Northern Minnesota, peopled by tragic
characters so influenced by their unforgiving environment, they can’t
recognize love when they see it. This is a story that lingers long after
you turn the last page.”- Melanie Benjamin, author of Alice I Have Been