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Star Lake Saloon and Housekeeping Cottages
An Abridged Audio Book
Sara Rath
As read by Jim Fleming on Wisconsin Public Radio's Chapter a Day

"A diversion as pleasant as a quiet summer day at the lakeshore."Publishers Weekly

In a struggle to save the nostalgic landscape of Wisconsin's Northwoods, unlikely partnerships and new relationships lead to life-changing events for loveable Hannah Swann and all who surround her. Through this sometimes humorous, elegantly plotted adventure with its appealing characters and lyrical depictions of nature, Hannah encounters the inevitability of change—in herself and in the nostalgic landscape of the deep North.

"Readers will enjoy how Rath has thrown in a bit of everything—mystery, family drama, love story, and comedy—and will certainly like getting to know Hannah as she fights big business, hot flashes, and her own resistance to this wild and lovely place."—Booklist

a black and white photo of Sara Rath. She has glasses and is wearing a dark turtleneck sweater. Photo credit: Nancy Rubly Sara Rath is the author of four volumes of poetry and five nonfiction books, including The Complete Cow. She has also written for television and film. She lives in Spring Green, Wisconsin. This is her first novel.

Jim Fleming, host of the Peabody award-winning program To the Best of Our Knowledge, has been reading books aloud for thirty years on Wisconsin Public Radio's Chapter a Day.

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the cover of the CD of Star Lake features a close-up of the same illustration of a woman dangling her legs over the side of a boat on a Wisconsin Lake.

May 2006

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"Sara Rath's keen sense of detail and tender eye for small-town mysteries and interstices make this a heartfelt debut."
—Jacquelyn Mitchard, author of The Deep End of the Ocean and The Breakdown Lane


"Often hilarious, and always engaging."
—Trudy Lewis, University of Missouri–Columbia


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