Mirror Lake: A Novel

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Simon & Schuster, 2003 - Fiction - 212 pages
"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.

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User Review  - beckylynn - LibraryThing

Very quick read, great story between two very unlikely men. It actually takes a little bit of a spin that I wasn't expecting and turns out to be a pretty good love story in it's own way. Read full review

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User Review  - oldblack - LibraryThing

This is quite a good book, and the basic story line appealed to me quite a lot. It's about a relationship between two men as well as the men's relationships with women. I thought it could have gone ... Read full review


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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.

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