Let's not mistake Season of Water and Ice for a typical coming-of-age novel. I had never heard of Donald Lystra before, until I saw his name and book listed among the Michigan Notable Books for 2010.
Let's not mistake Season of Water and Ice for a typical coming-of-age novel. Its voice is too rich, its pacing too measured and elegant, its ending too richly sad. Donaly Lystra has written a fierce and tender debut novel about the unreliability of love. -John Dalton, author of Heaven Lake. The prose style is plain, clear, and even Hemingwayesque. This book will simply blow you away! It certainlly did that to my wife and me.
Set in 1957 in rural northern Michigan, Season of Water and Ice is the story of a pivotal few months in the life of young teen Danny DeWitt, who lives alone with his father following the sudden departure of his mother. Bookish and relatively friendless, Danny becomes acquainted with Amber, a pregnant teenager abandoned by her boyfriend and rejected by her family. Both outsiders-one because of disposition, the other because of social stigma-Danny and Amber form an unusual, openhearted alliance that helps each deal with their separate challenges.
In his debut novel, Season of Water and Ice, Donald Lystra delves deep into the minds and motivations of his characters, carving out an interesting and meaningful story
In his debut novel, Season of Water and Ice, Donald Lystra delves deep into the minds and motivations of his characters, carving out an interesting and meaningful story. Danny DeWitt is a fourteen-year-old boy recently relocated to northern rural Michigan with his father, while his mother has chosen to pursue her own dreams in Chicago.
Reflecting the political and social climate of the 1950s, Season of Water and Ice is underscored by themes of independence and obligation, love and sexuality, courage and surrender. This realistic work will appeal to both adult and young adult readers.
Donald Lystra's first novel, Season of Water and Ice, was the winner of the 2009 Midwest Book Award for fiction, making a nice publicity splash for our fiction imprint, Switchgrass, which proudly published it. The book garnered lots of publicity too, earing praise for Switchgrass in the pages of the Cleveland Plain Dealer, the Minneapolis Star Tribune, the Detroit Free Press, Time Out Chicago magazine, and other venues. This volume gathers a bracing selection of short stories by Lystra that are very much cut from the same cloth as his highly acclaimed novel.
author Donald Lystra. His first book, a coming-of-age story set in northern Michigan in 1957 entitled Season of Water and Ice, captured both the Midwest Book Award and the Michigan Notable Book Award in 2010. Raised in cities and small towns around Michigan, Donald Lystra worked on electrical power plants before beginning to write fiction in his mid-50s. His second book, released in September, 2013, is a story collection entitled Something that Feels like Truth.
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Donald Lystra is an engineer who turned to writing later in life. His debut novel "Season of Water and Ice" won the Midwest Book Award and the Michigan Notable Book Award. Donald Lystra joined us today in the studio. Listen to the full interview above. A Thanksgiving story. By Mercedes Mejia & Jennifer White, Nov 23, 2011. Thanksgiving will be celebrated across the country tomorrow. Many of us will spend the day with friends and family, but it’s not always time spent peacefully and harmoniously, especially when our plans for the holiday are challenged