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The Lake and the Lost Girl (Paperback)
Kalamazoo author Vincenta's new novel tells the story of Mary Stone Walker, a Michigan poet who disappears in 1939, and of Frank Carroll, a scholar who fifty years later becomes obsessed with Walker, risking his reputation and family to solve the mystery of her disappearance. An intense and fascinating book.— From Stephen's Picks
"Vincenta keeps you turning pages as she takes you on a journey that explores the complexities of marriage and families, professional quests as well as one's deepest, darkest passions."-- Renee Rosen, bestselling author of What the Lady Wants
When her husband's scholarly interest turns to obsession, Lydia Carroll will do whatever it takes to save her family
Local romance author Lydia Carroll only knows one version of the MSW story: her husband's. English professor Frank Carroll has been fixated on the mystery of her disappearance for years, crafting a narrative based on Mary's poetry and journals that insist that Mary lived past that night in 1939.
As Frank's behavior grows more erratic, Lydia sees that his interest in Mary has evolved into an obsession--one that threatens to destroy the family they have built together. Lydia throws herself into the mystery, hoping to solve it and bring peace back to her home. But as Lydia begins investigating, her son takes action with a plan of his own...one that will bring the family to a breaking point and change Lydia's destiny forever.