Sara Rath, author of The Waters of Star Lake

Event date: 
Sunday, June 17, 2012 - 2:00pm


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.

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Sara Rath continues her popular Northwoods saga in this affirming and often humorous tale of romance, betrayal, and danger.


With the patient skill of an engaging storyteller, Sara Rath brings to life the charm of northern Wisconsin. The appreciative reader is soon breathing in balsam and pine, living in a primitive cabin next to the lake, listening to loons, finding unlikely romance, encountering wolves, bears, a lively group of endearing local personalities, and searching for the legendary buried treasure of John Dillinger and his infamous gang of hoodlums. So pour a cup of coffee, find an unoccupied sofa and head into the Northwoods with The Waters of Star Lake.”—David Rhodes, author of Driftless


Sara Rath is the 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. Visit her at

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307 W Johnson St.
53703-2218 Madison
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ISBN: 9780299287702
Availability: Backordered
Published: University of Wisconsin Press - July 12th, 2012