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Star Lake Saloon and Housekeeping Cottages: A Novel (Library of American Fiction)

The Waters of Star Lake

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Looks quirky, funny, sad, and promising

Set in Stellar Plains, New Jersey, Meg Wolitzer’s latest novel takes its provocative premise from an ancient Greek play. When high school drama teacher Fran Heller holds rehearsals for Aristophanes’ Lysistrata—in which the women of Greece stop having sex in an effort to end the Peloponnesian War—a mysterious change overcomes the town’s female population.

A Must Read...Three sisters, three different outlooks on life, three different opinions about working, three different attitudes concerning just about everything, but they all had the same reason for coming home.....their mother needed help because of her breast cancer. An architectural and cultural history of home life in England covers a wide range of topics from cooking and oral hygiene to sex and marriage, describing such subjects as why medieval people slept sitting up and why people feared fruit for centuries. By the author of The Courtiers. 25,000 first printing.

Book 4 in the series