Pre-release excerpt of HUNDRED MILES TO NOWHERE
This June, North Star Press will be releasing my first book, Hundred Miles to Nowhere: An Unlikely Love Story. It's a memoir about my move from New York City to New York Mills, MN and how I find somewhere, and someone, in the middle of nowhere.
To celebrate the upcoming book launch, I will be sharing the first three chapters via this newsletter.This month, I feature the PROLOGUE that opens the book.
Sometimes, surrounded by the endless Minnesota sky, I believe I have come home. Other times, I am sure moving from New York City to rural Minnesota was a mistake.
It is morning, and I walk the half mile down my gravel driveway, humming a melody that may one day grow up to be a song. Pastures unfold in every direction, separated by copses of aspen and pine, oak and maple. Like most autumn mornings while burgundy leaves linger on the oaks, I take Meadow for a walk. Really, the yellow lab is my ex- cuse to walk myself. Every morning when I start my walk, I hope that, this time, motion will help me outpace my melancholy...READ MORE.