Hundred Miles to Nowhere (Paperback)

An Unlikely Love Story

By Elisa Korenne

North Star Press of St. Cloud, 9781682010648, 344pp.

Publication Date: June 6, 2017

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Hundred Miles to Nowhere: An Unlikely Love Story explores what happens when a singer-songwriter moves from New York City to rural Minnesota for love, and finds there’s more to life than music. 

When Elisa Korenne took a month’s break from New York City to be the resident singer-songwriter in middle-of-nowhere Minnesota, she didn't intend to stay. Then she fell in love with the local outdoorsman/insurance guy. One cross-country romance later, Elisa gave up subways, theater, City Bakery cookies, and her Brooklyn apartment to become the 1,153rd resident of New York Mills, a rural town ninety miles from the nearest metropolitan area, Fargo. 

She had to resort to moonshine to stay sane.

The barista knew her weekend plans before she did. The postmaster set up gigs for her behind her back. Chris expected her to eat roadkill for dinner. And you wouldn’t believe the uproar when the Finnish Lutherans in town learned she was Jewish. Despite a gun-toting Millenialist neighbor and the furnace dying at twenty-six below, Elisa moved to Minnesota and married Chris anyway. Then a tornado threatens to destroy the home she had finally made for herself.

Hundred Miles to Nowhere is A Year in Provence for the Prairie Home Companion crowd, or Coop for fans of indie music. 

About the Author

Elisa Korenne is a writer, performer, and songwriter. She writes memoir and mysteries and composes songs about oddballs in history. Elisa lives with her family in New York Mills, Minnesota. Learn more at