Sam Cook-Friendship Fires
Stories of the challenges and thrills of life in the North Woods?now in paperback!
In these fascinating tales, Sam Cook captures the remote and beautiful North Woods, examining how this dramatic and forbidding landscape shapes his life and the lives of other people who reside there. Like a skilled storyteller sitting near a campfire, he leaves his audience spellbound with tales of adventure.
"Cook writes so well that his text reads effortlessly. His descriptions are striking without being self-conscious or showy. In his writing, Cook passionately evokes the feelings that come from contact with wild places and wild creatures. He creates in us a longing for the seasons-all the seasons, not just summer, but all the seasons of the north." Duluth News-Tribune
"Sam Cook is a northeastern-Minnesota transplant with an engaging voice. Friendship Fires is made all the friendlier with the charming illustrations of Terry Maciej." ?Mpls. St. Paul Magazine
In 1976 Sam Cook trekked north from his native Kansas to work for an outfitter in the Superior-Quetico canoe country. Now, as the Duluth News-Tribune's award-winning outdoors writer, he uses Duluth, Minnesota, as "base camp" for creating his humorous, powerful, and compassionate columns.
Sam Cook, award-winning author and columnist, has gained renown for his witty and heartfelt descriptions of life in the north country. Born and raised in Kansas, Sam moved to Minnesota in 1976 and soon thereafter became the outdoor writer for the Duluth News-Tribune. Since then, Sam's readers have savored his poignant observations of life throughout the seasons. When not hunting, fishing, camping, canoeing, or hiking, he pursues an arduous life of research around a campfire. Sam lives in Duluth with his wife and two children. Cook is the author of Quiet Magic, Up North, If This Is Mid-Life, Where's the Crisis?, and Camp Sights.