The Moon Over Lake Elmo by Steve Thayer

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Steve Thayer has been hailed as "an author who's not afraid to take chances" by The Cleveland Plain Dealer. Now the man behind such bestsellers as The Weatherman presents a work of quiet power and personal triumph. It is the story of Angela, a nine-year-old who can hear the gunshots and see the firelight of the L.A. riots through her bedroom window-and her father Steve, who sees a pair of bright-red cardinals in the brilliant Minnesota snow through his own window a world away. The relationship between the two-and the difficult process of repairing it-are the subject of this tale of separation and sacrifice, regret and reunion-a story that will resonate with anyone who has watched a family break apart, and hoped against hope for the best.

About Steve Thayer

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Steve Thayer was born and raised in St. Paul, Minnesota, and continues to make his home in the suburb city of Edina. Wolf Pass is his sixth novel, and continues the story of Wisconsin-local Deputy Pennington, who, now in secluded retirement, narrates his experiences working for the Kickapoo Falls sheriff's department in the 1960s. His first book, published in 1994, is titled Saint Mudd. His second book and a national best seller, The Weatherman was published first in Hardcover in 1995 and then paperback in 1996. Silent Snow followed to rave reviews as well. Steve always thoroughly researches his novels. In once instance, he took a part time job with a local weatherman to learn the ins-and-outs of weather for his upcoming novel. For Wolf Pass, Steve researched German prisoner-of-war camps located in Wisconsin during WWII.
Published March 13, 2011 by New American Library. 256 pages
Genres: Literature & Fiction. Fiction

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