The Waters of Star Lake: A Novel

The Waters of Star Lake: A Novel

by Sara Rath


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Newly widowed Natalie Waters expects only nostalgia and solitude at her quiet, rustic cabin. But the wilderness conceals more than one perilous mystery. Where in Wisconsin’s Northwoods did the notorious gangster John Dillinger hide $210,000 following a violent FBI shootout? And why do the local timberwolves incite so much rage among Natalie’s neighbors?
    As predators circle and howl in the dark, Ginger, the bartender at the nearby Star Lake Saloon, draws Natalie deep into the secrets not only of Dillinger but of the ecologies of family, forest, and heart. With the reluctant support of her granddaughter and advice from a handsome wolf biologist, Natalie is forced to choose between adversity and adventure.
    Sara Rath continues her popular Northwoods saga in this affirming and often humorous tale of romance, betrayal, and danger.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9780299287702
Publisher: University of Wisconsin Press
Publication date: 05/22/2012
Edition description: 1
Pages: 184
Sales rank: 981,473
Product dimensions: 5.60(w) x 8.40(h) x 0.80(d)

About the Author

Sara Rath is a MacDowell Fellow and author of several books, including the novels Star Lake Saloon and Housekeeping Cottages and Night Sisters, and the biography H. H. Bennett, Photographer: His American Landscape, all of which are published by the University of Wisconsin Press. She lives in Spring Green, Wisconsin.

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The Waters of Star Lake: A Novel 4.7 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 3 reviews.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
As a child, I was fortunate to be included when my best friend's family visited their cottage near Land 'o Lakes, Wisconsin. This novel by Sara Rath has brought back so many memories! We, too, went to the dump at night to watch the bears come to dig through the garbage, and lazy days floating on the lake on innertubes (does anyone do that anymore?) were pure bliss. Now my friend is gone, I'm no longer living in the midwest, but I have enjoyed reliving those memories with the colorful characters in this delightful novel. It's a great summertime read but I'd recommend it for any time of the year.
Ilovemister More than 1 year ago
I loved this book. It was just as great as Star Lake Saloon. So much of her stories about cabin life I can identify with as we grew up on Lake Vermillion in NE Minnesota. Thanks for the memories and the great stories. We have been to Little Bohemia numerous time also. What a great place. I just ordered her book Night Sisters. Can't wait to get it. Great writer.
Charlies_mom More than 1 year ago
Fun, easy read, especially for anyone who has vacationed 'up north'. I hadn't read the Rath's other Star Lake book (yet) and this one was still enjoyable as a standalone.