A poignant novella based on the long-lost and real-life diary of P.A.Thayer—1955.


From a father’s struggle to set things right to a young girl’s struggle to survive abuse and abandonment, Moon Over Lake Elmo is a work of quiet power and personal triumph from the bestselling author of Saint Mudd, Silent Snow, and The Weatherman. It is a tale of separation and sacrifice, regret and reunion, that will resonate with anyone who has watched a family tear apart—and hoped for the best. As the Boston Globe wrote of Steve Thayer … “Restores one’s faith in the craft of storytelling …” 

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