Cooler by the Lake

Remember those hazy days of summer when you would go away to the lake to find solace, fun, or maybe a little romance? Pick up one of these books where a lake figures prominently. All of these titles are located in the Adult Fiction section of the Library unless otherwise noted.


Amick, Steve. The Lake, the River & the Other Lake. 2005.

Atwood, Margaret. Surfacing. 1972.

Banks, Russell. The Reserve. 2008.
     Also available: Large Type, eBook

Barbash, Tom. The Last Good Chance. 2002.

Binchy, Maeve. The Glass Lake. 1995.
     Also available: Large Type

Chandler, Raymond. The Lady in the Lake. 1943. (Adult Mystery CHA).

Crombie, Deborah. A Share in Death. 1993. (Adult Mystery CRO).

Delinsky, Barbara. Lake News. 1999.
     Also available: Large Type

Dreiser, Theodore. An American Tragedy. 1925.
     Also available: eBook

Goodman, Carol. The Lake of Dead Languages. 2002.
     Also available: eAudiobook

Goodman, Carol. The Seduction of Water. 2003.

Greeley, Andrew M. Summer at the Lake. 1997. (Adult Romance GRE).

Guest, Judith. Ordinary People. 1976.

Gulik, Robert Hans van. The Chinese Lake Murders. 1960. (Adult Mystery GUL).

Hannah, Kristin. On Mystic Lake. 1999. (Adult Romance HAN).
     Also available: Large Type

Hegi, Ursula. The Vision of Emma Blau. 2000.

Heighton, Steven. The Shadow Boxer: A Novel. 2000.

Hershon, Joanna. Swimming. 2001.
     Also available: Large Type

Keillor, Garrison. Lake Wobegon Days. 1985.
     Also available: Large Type, CD

Krueger, William Kent. Iron Lake. 2006. (Adult Mystery KRU).
     Also available: Large Type, CD, eAudiobook

Landvik, Lorna. Your Oasis on Flame Lake. 1997.

Lawson, Mary. Crow Lake. 2002.

Lipman, Elinor. The Inn at Lake Devine. 1995.
     Also available: CD

Macfarlane, David. Summer Gone. 1999.

McLeay, Alison. The Summer House. 1996. (Adult Romance MCL).

O’Brien, Tim. In the Lake of the Woods. 1994.

O’Nan, Stewart. Wish You Were Here. 2002.

Packer, Ann. The Dive from Clausen’s Pier. 2002.
     Also available: Large Type

Piercy, Marge. Summer People. 1989.

Prose, Francine. Goldengrove. 2008.
     Also available: CD

Pyper, Andrew. Lost Girls. 2000.

Roberts, Les. The Lake Effect. 1994. (Adult Mystery ROB).

Robinson, Marilynne. Housekeeping. 1980.
     Also available: CD

Robinson, Peter. In a Dry Season. 1999.
     Also available: eBook

Rotenberg, David. The Lake Ching Murders. 2001. (Adult Mystery ROT).

Schwarz, Christina. Drowning Ruth. 2000.
     Also available: Large Type, eBook

Slouka, Mark. Lost Lake: Stories. 1998.

Steel, Danielle. Echoes. 1994.
     Also available: Large Type, CD

Stegner, Wallace. Crossing to Safety. 1987.
     Also available: Large Type, CD

Wilhelm, Kate. The Deepest Water. 2000. (Adult Mystery WIL).

Wilson, Susan. Cameo Lake. 2001.

Woods, Stuart. Under the Lake. 1987.
     Also available: Large Type