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Pelekinesis: Layla and the Lake by Marcia D. Ross
Layla brings her two children to visit her former in-laws at a lakeside cottage in rural Maine. She is greeted with wariness, and there she discovers love and trouble across the water. Set in the early 1980s, Layla and the Lake exposes the harsh fallout from a failed marriage and a quest for writing with courage in the midst of a doomed affair that itself takes place amid a family crisis. Layla and the Lake is the story of a family that is no longer a family. Its narrative mines the riches of the written word, the awakening of conscience in even the very young, and the inexplicable beauty of natural existence.