- Hardback | 336 pages
- 145 x 211 x 36mm | 431g
- 04 Feb 2014
- Houghton Mifflin
- United States
--"Publishers Weekly ""Make room, Louise Erdrich, Minnesota has a new resident scribe, and her name is Nicole Helget. "Stillwater" is that rare historical novel that shines as much light forward as it does back. In prose that shimmers, Helget tells the story of orphans and runaway slaves, do-gooders and do-badders, gentle nuns and randy old coots, each of whom damn near leaps off the page, reminding us of who we are now. Rascally and robust, saucy and sincere and serious as a logjam, "Stillwater" is celebration of this country's coming of age from a writer staking her claim to greatness."
--Peter Geye, author of "Safe from the Sea" and "The Lighthouse Road
"A wonder of a novel, rich in history, humor and heart, with prose that flows and sparkles like a sunlit river."
--Benjamin Percy, author of "Red Moon" and "The Wilding"
""Stillwater" is a stunning achievement. Helget brings her keen sense for Southern Gothic to, of all places, the Northwoods of Minnesota. A fascinating story of a frontier logging town, this novel boasts a remarkable assortment of characters--Indians, slaves, trappers, missionaries, mothers and lost children--all caught up in the crosscurrents of American history. A highly touching and believable tale."
--Jonathan Odell, author of "The Healing "