Active Voice: Writers Respond

Linnea Lentfer, Author, "Hold the Tide"

Episode Summary

Linnea Lentfer reads passages from and discusses her debut novel. "Hold the Tide" is told by a young girl who like Lentfer, is raised hunting deer and gathering berries in remote and wild Southeast Alaska. Unlike the author, her protagonist grew up in a prior century, the child of a shunned and threatened single mother. Lentfer began writing her book when she was 12, the same age as her narrator. "Hold the Tide" was published as she graduated from high school and began college. "More than a page-turner, more than a great read, this is a significant and beautiful book about the courage of women in a cold, but life-graced land." -Kathleen Dean Moore, Author, "Earth's Wild Music"

Episode Notes

Linnea Lentfer discusses and reads passages from her debut novel. "Hold the Tide" is told by a young girl raised like Lentfer, hunting deer and gathering berries in remote and wild Southeast Alaska.  Unlike the author, her protagonist grew up in a prior century, the child of a shunned and threatened single mother. Lentfer began writing her book when she was  12, the same age as her narrator. "Hold the Tide" was published as she graduated from high school and began college. "More than a page-turner, more than a great read, this is a significant and beautiful book about the courage of women in a cold, but life-graced land." -Kathleen Dean Moore, Author, "Earth's Wild Music"