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Monday, July 07, 2014

New Indie Book Release: Black Bear Lake (Leslie Liautaud)

New Indie Book Release:
Black Bear Lake - Leslie Liautaud
Coming-of-Age / Literary Fiction (216 pages - March 2014)

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.

"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." - Reader Review

About the Book

Black Bear Lake (Leslie Liautaud)
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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.

The Book is on sale today for 99 Cents! 

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.

Connect with Leslie Liautaud via Leslie.Liautaud@facebook.com
and Twitter: @labtoad.