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Tuesday, July 15, 2014

Featured Indie Book: Black Bear Lake (Leslie Liautaud)

Black Bear Lake (Leslie Liautaud)
Featured Indie Book on Indie Author News: Coming-of-Age / Literary Fiction Novel Black Bear Lake by Leslie Liautaud.

In Black Bear Lake the Author expresses teenage angst and worry in a way that does not belittle the age but shows it as a one of the first real building blocks that form who we are as adults and stay with us through our entire lives.

The Book has been self-published via CreateSpace Independent Publishing and is available as eBook and Paperback - 216 pages - released in March 2014.

About the Book

In Black Bear Lake, Adam Craig, a forty year-old stock trader in Chicago, finds his marriage teetering on the rocks and his life at a standstill. Taking the advice of a therapist, Adam travels to his childhood family compound on Black Bear Lake with hopes of reconciling with his past. Stepping onto the northern Wisconsin property, he relives the painful memories of the summer of 1983, his last summer at the lake.

Fifteen year-old Adam carries a world of worry on his shoulders as he arrives at Black Bear Lake for a month long family reunion. Between his mother’s declining health as she quietly battles a quickly spreading Cancer and his cherished cousin’s depression over her parents’ bitter divorce, Adam is swept up in smothering familial love and heartbreaking adult betrayal.

The arrival of a sensual but troublesome babysitter throws the delicate balance of his family into a tailspin. In the middle of it all, Adam is forced to learn that there's a fine line between self-preservation and doing what's right, all the while unaware of the impending tragedy that will ultimately change his life forever.

Black Bear Lake (Leslie Liautaud)
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Reviews (Excerpts)

- "Loved how through facing the pain, life in turn goes full circle by ultimately finding one's inner strength to find happiness once again." - Lea Comet

- "I would highly recommend this enjoyable, easy read about the many forms of love, family, and finding oneself. The author respects her characters and does an excellent job of delving into the angst-ridden psyche of the adolescent, without all the silly drama of a twilight-style young adult book. Well done!" - Bethany V.

- "When you can't get over things in you past, life will consume you and make you miserable but if you let it go and move on does that mean you are forgetting? Sometimes holding onto things only makes life worse. [...] This was a great story of love and loss. I would highly recommend it to anyone looking for a good book to read.[...]" - aleblanc (Amazon)

- "I thoroughly enjoyed this book. I love it when I find myself really interested in a story. Leslie does an amazing job! Enjoy reading this author's books." - Kyley Hooper

- "I would definitely recommend this book! Well written, vivid.....almost like I was there during each event that took place during the book." - Pen (Amazon)

About the Author

Author Leslie Liautaud
Author Leslie Liautaud
Reviewers praise Leslie Liautaud's latest novel, Black Bear Lake, as an “enjoyable, easy read about the many forms of love, family, and finding oneself.”

Liautaud has focused much of her writing on families because as she states, "Every family has a secret they keep." Although her latest novel is a coming-of-age story, she – and reviewers – recommend it to readers of all ages.

Liautaud is also the author of several full length and One Act stage plays. Her works have been produced in Kansas City, MO, Chicago, IL and Champaign, IL.

Links to the Author and the Book

Connect with the Author via eMail: Leslie.liautaud@facebook.com

Connect with the Author on Twitter: @labtoad

Link to the Paperback Black Bear Lake on Amazon with Excerpt

Link to the eBook Black Bear Lake on Amazon with Excerpt

Black Bear Lake (Leslie Liautaud)