The Chronicle Herald
Song Over Quiet Lake
is a story of profound loss and of the ability of the human heart to find joy and continue to love against overwhelming odds. Burns has given life to a complex cast of characters...it is Lydie’s voice which emerges strong and powerful, pulling the other characters into her sphere as their stories interconnect. She is a survivor, an elder whose wisdom and joy shine from the page. "I never worry about being lost no more. ’Cause I know the maps are in our heads. Just like the songs and stories. We humans go away from our maps and forget the way, but if we dream hard enough, the maps come back." (The Chronicle Herald
In Song Over Quiet Lake
, Canadian-born Colorado-resident Sarah Felix Burns has written a subtle, engaging novel about trauma, failure, and healing. (The Canon BEAT
About the Author
Sarah has a degree in women’s studies and history from the University of British Columbia and a masters degree in social work from the University of Toronto. Sarah’s first novel Jackfish, The Vanishing Village was published in late 2007 and won the 2009 Northern Lit Award. Originally from a village outside of Sault Ste. Marie in northern Ontario, Sarah now lives in Colorado but still considers Canada her home.