"The death of a fisherman...sparks a deadly feud in this...tale that vividly portrays...the unexpected beauty...of Downeast Maine.... Keller builds suspense slowly but inexorably...about what will happen when his fiercely independent sons find out how he died." --Kirkus Reviews
"The rich lore of the Maine lobstermen combines with an energetic narrative and muscular prose to make Keller's fiction debut a winner." --Publishers Weekly
"Keller's debut novel examines the tough and hardscrabble world of Maine fishing families. With Shakespearean overtones, Keller's immersive story examines the difficult choices that are made when a family legacy is at stake. His well-crafted narrative builds into an epic story of addiction, greed, betrayal, and the vast power of the sea." --Library Journal
"A gorgeously-written exploration of faith and loyalty, love and dishonesty.... I will never forget these characters, these waters, or the harrowing dramas unfolded upon and beneath them." --Anthony Doerr, author of All The Light We Cannot See
"I found myself swept away with the first stroke of the oar.... So accurate and compelling that I couldn't put the book down.... The writing sings...[Keller] wraps you in the web of his fine prose.... Of Sea and Cloud makes an excellent read that I highly recommend." --Fishermen's Voice
"Keller is masterful at timing his twists and plot reveals, and I found it difficult to set the book aside. The nuts and bolts of the lobster fishing business are fascinating.... I am eager to see what he comes up with next." --Missoula Independent
Jon Keller holds an MFA from Boise State University. After graduate school, he moved to the coast of Maine and spent several years working aboard a lobster boat and writing for a commercial fishing newspaper. He is now a clam digger on the coast of Maine.
This book is poetry in motion. From the moment you start, you become a part of the characters' lives, through twists and turns, until the bitter end. Read morePublished 1 month ago by Erin K
Wow! What a great read. Couldn't put it down. Tells a story that's probably not to far from the way life on the water really is.Published 2 months ago by Charlie G.
Incredibly well written and has a story line that keeps you glued to the pages. Get this book and get reading!Published 3 months ago by Margaret
My brother recommended Of Sea and Cloud to me. He has never lead me astray, so I picked up a copy. It is an outstanding read. Read morePublished 5 months ago by Daniel J Gartland
Wow! This book is a masterpiece of character development. To say it is a story about lobstermen is a gross understatement. Read morePublished 6 months ago by STL Carol
A great mix of captivating story line and poetic prose. It definitely took me to the sea and made we wish I could stay. Read morePublished 6 months ago by Aaron Maxwell
Another reviewer mentioned that this is a first novel that feels like the work of a much more experienced writer, and I quite agree. Read morePublished 6 months ago by Wine Lover
High Marks to Jon Keller for depicting the complex struggles of current lobsterman and their famines on the Maine coast. Read morePublished 6 months ago by Elyse Rudner