the windward shore

Jerry Dennis (“The Windward Shore”) named Circle of Blue ‘Action Figure’

by Shaun Manning July 5, 2012

The Windward Shore author Jerry Dennis has been named to Circle of Blue’s list of “Action Figures,”  a series of profiles honoring “innovators who are doing extraordinary work in water, food, and energy.” Circle of Blue, an organization providing research, information, and policy suggestions regarding water and its relationships to food, energy, and health, cited Dennis’ advocacy for the environment of the Great Lakes, the subject of his many books including The Windward Shore. Read Jerry’s “Action Figure” profile and learn more about Circle of Blue’s important work. The Windward Shore is available now.

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Outdoors writer calls Jerry Dennis “a national treasure”

by Shaun Manning December 22, 2011

Reviewing The Windward Shore, Michigan outdoors writer Dave Richey described author Jerry Dennis as “a national treasure” and said of Dennis’ latest book, “We see, feel, hear, taste and touch winter along the Great Lakes, and we rejoice with the author as he examines everything about winter in this area.” The Windward Shore has garnered enthusiastic praise since its release in September, and Jerry Dennis has given popular readings from the book throughout Michigan and the Midwest. Here, he collects his thoughts and reflections on nature as he recounts several walks throughout the Great Lakes region after a knee injury […]

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‘Windward Shore’ author Jerry Dennis on Minnesota Public Radio

by Shaun Manning December 15, 2011

Acclaimed Great Lakes author Jerry Dennis recently appeared on Minnesota Public Radio to discuss his new book, The Windward Shore: A Winter on the Great Lakes (University of Michigan Press, 2011) and his abiding interest in the region. Joined by fellow nature writer Darby Nelson, Dennis spoke on his appreciation for Thoreau, the roots of his own writing, the improbable hoax of whales in Lake Michigan, and more. “I have always been fascinated with the contradictions in human nature when it comes to nature,” Dennis said on the Midday program. “As I’ve spent twenty-some years studying the Great Lakes and […]

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