The door to a new world opens when a city woman and her husband decide to build a house on an island reachable only by ferry boat in summer, ice highway in winter–and sometimes not reachable at all. On Island Time is a wry and funny account of their apprenticeship on island living. They emerge from the experience with a new and deeper appreciation for the inhabitants–both two and four-legged–and of Madeline Island. This book will delight all who dream of escaping to their own cabin “up north.”
“Humble, hilarious, and heart-felt, Pat Spaulding’s musings on island life are a testimony to how place can shape a person. A beautiful place can shape us beautifully–if we let it. Madeline Island has left its mark on both Spaulding and her essays.”
Elizabeth Jarrett Andrew, author of Writing the Sacred Journey, On the Threshold, and Swinging the Garden Gate.