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The Desk on the Sea begins four years after American poet Jonathan Johnson spread his mother’s ashes in her beloved Lake Superior and moved with his wife and young daughter into a seventeenth-century cottage on Scotland’s North Sea. On an idyllic, desolate coast and in the wild Highlands, Johnson began his search for a way to live through ongoing grief and to take in the wonder of each new day.

The Desk on the Sea begins four years after American poet Jonathan Johnson spread his mother’s ashes in her beloved Lake Superior and moved with his wife and young daughter into a seventeenth-century cottage on Scotland’s North Sea. On an idyllic, desolate coast and in the wild Highlands, Johnson began his search for a way to live through ongoing grief and to take in the wonder of each new day.

The Desk on the Sea begins four years after American poet Jonathan Johnson spread his mother’s ashes in her beloved Lake Superior and moved with his wife and young daughter into a seventeenth-century cottage on Scotland’s North Sea. On an idyllic, desolate coast and in the wild Highlands, Johnson began his search for a way to live through ongoing grief and to take in the wonder of each new day.

The Desk on the Sea begins four years after American poet Jonathan Johnson spread his mother’s ashes in her beloved Lake Superior and moved with his wife and young daughter into a seventeenth-century cottage on Scotland’s North Sea. On an idyllic, desolate coast and in the wild Highlands, Johnson began his search for a way to live through ongoing grief and to take in the wonder of each new day.

The Desk on the Sea begins four years after American poet Jonathan Johnson spread his mother’s ashes in her beloved Lake Superior and moved with his wife and young daughter into a seventeenth-century cottage on Scotland’s North Sea. On an idyllic, desolate coast and in the wild Highlands, Johnson began his search for a way to live through ongoing grief and to take in the wonder of each new day.

The Desk on the Sea begins four years after American poet Jonathan Johnson spread his mother’s ashes in her beloved Lake Superior and moved with his wife and young daughter into a seventeenth-century cottage on Scotland’s North Sea. On an idyllic, desolate coast and in the wild Highlands, Johnson began his search for a way to live through ongoing grief and to take in the wonder of each new day.

The Desk on the Sea begins four years after American poet Jonathan Johnson spread his mother’s ashes in her beloved Lake Superior and moved with his wife and young daughter into a seventeenth-century cottage on Scotland’s North Sea. On an idyllic, desolate coast and in the wild Highlands, Johnson began his search for a way to live through ongoing grief and to take in the wonder of each new day.

This episode features two Summer Stories: “Summer of Love” by Thom Caraway and “Magnificent Desolation” by Jess Walter.

Now in its sixth year, the Spokesman-Review's “Summer Stories" project publishes a series of short fiction pieces written by local authors, all centered around a particular theme. This year’s theme is “Summer of ’69,” marking the 50th anniversary of that momentous summer.

This episode features two Summer Stories: “Where Oh Where Is Tommy Parker?” by Chris Crutcher and “Many Crowns” by S.M. Hulse.

Now in its sixth year, the Spokesman-Review's “Summer Stories" project publishes a series of short fiction pieces written by local authors, all centered around a particular theme. This year’s theme is “Summer of ’69,” marking the 50th anniversary of that momentous summer.

This episode features two Summer Stories: “Good Little Mice” by Sharma Shields and “Eat, Drink, and Be Merry” by Sherry Jones.

Now in its sixth year, the Spokesman-Review's “Summer Stories" project publishes a series of short fiction pieces written by local authors, all centered around a particular theme. This year’s theme is “Summer of ’69,” marking the 50th anniversary of that momentous summer.

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