The Lake, the River & the Other Lake: A Novel

The Lake, the River & the Other Lake: A Novel

by Steve Amick
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The Lake, the River & the Other Lake: A Novel by Steve Amick

The resort town of Weneshkeen, nestled along Michigan’s Gold Coast, has become a complex melting pot: townies and old timers mix with ritzy summer folk, migrant cherry pickers, wily river guides, and a few Ojibwe Indians. As the summer blooms, these lives mingle in surprising ways–a lifelong resident and Vietnam Vet pursues the take-no-guff deputy sheriff, while plotting revenge against the jet-skiers polluting his beloved lake; a summer kid from downstate stumbles into a romance with the sexiest rich girl in town; the town’s retired reverend discovers the Internet and a new friend in his computer tutor. A resonant social comedy with richly-drawn characters and quirky charm, The Lake, the River & the Other Lake welcomes you into a world that you may never want to leave.

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Product Details

ISBN-13: 9780375423765
Publisher: Knopf Doubleday Publishing Group
Publication date: 05/03/2005
Sold by: Random House
Format: NOOK Book
Pages: 320
Sales rank: 997,471
File size: 607 KB

About the Author

Steve Amick’s short fiction has appeared in McSweeney’s, The Southern Review, The New England Review, Playboy, Story, the anthology The Sound of Writing, and on National Public Radio. He has an MFA from George Mason University and has been a college instructor, playwright, copywriter, songwriter, and musician. He lives in Michigan, dividing his time between his hometown, Ann Arbor, and a family cottage on a famously clear lake along the northern edge of the Lower Peninsula.

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The Lake, the River and the Other Lake 4 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 3 reviews.
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wetm More than 1 year ago
I can't believe that no one else has reviewed this. I am a crumby writer, but I love to read. This has a great mix of characters that eventually all intersect. Dry humor. Good guys / bad guys (sort of). A very pleasant read, especially if read while lazing around a cottage.