The Waters of Star Lake: A Novel

Hardcover | July 12, 2012

bySara 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.

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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 Na...

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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Format:HardcoverDimensions:238 pages, 8.25 × 5.5 × 1 inPublished:July 12, 2012Publisher:University Of Wisconsin PressLanguage:English

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ISBN - 10:029928770X

ISBN - 13:9780299287702

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“An engaging read about a woman juggling family (a troubled niece is foisted on her for the summer), memories of her deceased husband, new romance, and the foibles of her friends. . . . [A]n entertaining and illuminating window into the unique nature of life on Wisconsin’s remote lakes and the priceless natural resources there.”—The Capital Times