I just got back from a week at Canandaigua Lake. While reading and enjoying the beautiful scenery, I started thinking of all the wonderful books that take place on a lake. Here are some of my favorite books that are great lake reads:
Crow Lake * – Mary Lawson In the rural farm country of northern Ontario, the lives of two families–the farming Pye family, and zoologist Kate Morrison and her three brothers–are brought together and torn apart by misunderstanding, resentment, family love, and tragedy.
The Inn at Lake Devine – Elinor Lipman When her mother receives a notice about a Vermont inn that caters especially to non-Jewish guests, Natalie Marx becomes obsessed with the once-restricted, family-owned resort and wangles an invitation to join a friend on a vacation there.
Lake Como – Anita Hughes After walking in on her fiancé cheating on her with her boss, Hallie Elliot escapes to Lake Como in Italy where she becomes involved with a mysterious estate caretaker with a dark and secretive past.
The Lake of Dead Languages – Carol Goodman Returning to the Heart Lake School for Girls as a Latin teacher to start a new life with her daughter, Jane is haunted by past tragedy and terrifying memories when she begins receiving menacing messages.
*available for Book Club in a Bag All summaries from the publishers.
This article appeared previously in The Book Club Insider, July 2016
-posted by Evelyn, Readers’ Services