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On a lake in northernmost Minnesota, you might find Naledi Lodge - only two cabins still standing, its pathways now trodden mostly by memories. And there you might meet Meg, or the ghost of the girl she was, growing up under her grandfather’s care in a world apart and a lifetime ago. Now an artist, Meg paints images "reflected across the mirrors of memory and water", much as the linked stories of Vacationland cast shimmering spells across distance and time.

Those whose paths have crossed at Naledi inhabit Vacationland: a man from nearby Hatchet Inlet who knew Meg back when, a Sarajevo refugee sponsored by two parishes who can’t afford "their own refugee", aged sisters traveling to fulfill a fateful pact once made at the resort, a philandering ad man, a lonely Ojibwe stonemason, and a haiku-spouting girl rescued from a bog.

Sarah Stonich, whose work has been described as "unexpected and moving" by the Chicago Tribune and "a well-paced feast" by the Los Angeles Times, weaves these tales of love and loss, heartbreak and redemption into a rich novel of interconnected and disjointed lives. Vacationland is a moving portrait of a place - at once timeless and of the moment, composed of conflicting dreams and shared experience - and of the woman bound to it by legacy, and sometimes longing, but not necessarily by choice.

©2013 Sarah Stonich (P)2013 Audible, Inc.

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  • jill
  • robbinsdale, MN, United States
  • 06-02-13

Reminded me of home

As a product of the UP of Michigan, these stories rang true. The voice artist mis pronouced a few of the up North names, but it was a very enjoyable listen. I'll read more of this author.

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A very good read!

Amazingly inventive characters and a pleasing tapestry of narratives woven of threads that wind in and out, and up and down, and back and around and through, stitching together the charmingly drawn lives of that unique place and time.

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What a Waste

A collection of fifteen short; unfinished stories that are somewhat linked together. I could have written a better story. This was ridiculous. I wouldn't have finished this book other than the fact it was picked by our book club. What a waste of a good credit.

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  • Sandra
  • Pflugerville, TX, United States
  • 04-01-16

slow, boring....

zzzzz.... could never engage. I love Amanda Ronconi, but even she couldn't help this book!

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  • rebekah
  • ROCHESTER, WA, United States
  • 04-28-13

This story confused me,couldn't finish.

What disappointed you about Vacationland?

This story started out okay but by the time I got half way through the book I was having a hard time following along and then it seemed to just keep dragging on and seemed to not have a point. Reading the preview I didn't realize that this story was based on a whole bunch of peoples stories that somehow combine at some point. For me it was hard to tell when a new story started, it seemed to go way off track and I had to keep rewinding to figure out that the people and the story changed and it was a new persons view that I was listening too. I don't normally like these kids of books and if the preview would have been a little more descriptive I would not have purchased the book.

I was excited to see that Amanda Ronconi was the narrator, this was a big reason of why I decided to try the book. She is my all time favorite Narrator. While she did a great job as usual the book just didn't pick up or make sense to me. Which definitely was not her fault. Still love her!!

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