May 27, 2012
”A page turning story, which oozes menace… A fantastic debut and a treat for young adult
readers.” –Anne Cassidy, award-winning author of Looking for JJ
Three days at the lake will change their lives forever.
Etta, Peter and Jonah all find themselves at a cabin by the shore of Yellow Lake in northern Wisconsin, former strangers brought together in a terrifying series of events that follows. Jonah has come to Yellow Lake to try to get in touch with his Ojibwe roots. Peter is there to bury a lock of his mother’s hair — her final request before her death. Etta is on the run from her mother’s creepy boyfriend, Kyle, and his criminal friends. But as the three take shelter in the cabin and find surprising, if reluctant, solace in each other’s company, they soon realize that they have inadvertently stumbled onto the scene of a horrifying crime. And Kyle and his cronies have no intention of letting them escape the lake alive.
A sparkling debut from new YA author and Minnesota native Jane McLoughlin. At Yellow Lake will keep readers gripped until the final page, and is a perfect summertime cross-over read for parents and children to enjoy together.
Jane McLoughlin is an American from Minnesota who has lived in the U.K. for twenty years. She’s written screenplays, radio dramas, and has had several adult short stories published. McLoughlin lives in Brighton with her husband and teenage children, and teaches English in a secondary school. At Yellow Lake is her debut novel.
May 14, 2012
“A massive brain trauma robbed fashionable young Louise of the shallow currency she’d banked on all her life, and the resulting struggle is a page‐turner in which a person’s very soul deepens before your eyes. Louise: Amended rewards a reader’s time-‐a must read.” —Mary Karr, New York Times bestselling author of The Liars’ Club
A beautiful young woman from Kansas is about to embark on the life of her dreams (California! Glossy journalism! French boyfriend!) only to suffer a brain bleed that collapses the right side of her body, leaving her with double vision, facial paralysis, and a dragging foot. An unflinching, wise, and darkly funny portrait of sudden disability and painstaking recovery, the memoir presents not only Louise’s perspective, but also the reaction of her loved ones–we see, in fictional interludes, what it must have been like for Louise’s boyfriend to bathe her, or for her mother to apply lipstick to her nearly immobile mouth. Now, six years later, Louise has astounded doctors and loved ones by recovering not only much of her vision and mobility, but a ferocious spirit and enviable grace.
At age twenty-two, Louise Krug suffered a brain bleed and underwent an emergency craniotomy that disrupted her ability to walk, see, and move half her face. Now, six years later, Louise has astounded doctors and loved ones by recovering not only much of her vision and mobility, but a ferocious spirit and enviable grace. She currently lives with her husband Nick and daughter Olive in Lawrence, Kansas, where she’s a PhD candidate and teacher.