Mirror Lake by Thomas Christopher Greene
A Novel

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Mirror Lake brilliantly explores life, death, love, and loss against the backdrop of rural Vermont and the drama of its seasons.

Nathan Carter, a man in his twenties, moves from Boston to Eden, Vermont, following the death of his father and the end of yet another failed romance. When Carter's Jeep goes off the road in a snowstorm, seventy-nine-year-old Wallace Fiske nurses him back to health and the two become unlikely friends.

Wallace begins to tell Nathan his story, a love story he was prepared to take to the grave with him. It is a tale of passion, of obsession, and ultimately, of tragedy. Along the way, Nathan, suspecting that Wallace is not telling him the whole truth, sets out to discover for himself what happened here at the edge of this small mountain lake fifty years before.

In the process, Nathan not only discovers Wallace's dark secret, but also finds himself transformed by the experience, leading to an unforgettable conclusion.

The novel unfolds between each man's present and past, and reveals the loves and passions that have defined their lives.

Mirror Lake is a brilliant and suspenseful first novel about love, marriage, friendship, and betrayal.


About Thomas Christopher Greene

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Thomas Christopher Greene was born and raised in Worcester, Massachusetts. He graduated from Hobart College and the MFA in Writing Program at Vermont College. He currently lives and works in Vermont. This is his first novel.
Published January 1, 2003 by CENTURY (ENGLAND). 320 pages
Genres: Romance, Literature & Fiction, Political & Social Sciences, Self Help, Parenting & Relationships, Science Fiction & Fantasy. Fiction

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When his father died and left him a small inheritance, Nathan took the money and left town, heading up to northern Vermont and settling in the small town of Eden.

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After a weather-related accident on his delivery route, Carter befriends 79-year-old widower Wallace Fiske, who helps Carter sort out his troubled love life while slowly revealing the story of his marriage to a woman named Nora.

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