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Stars Over Clear Lake - Loretta Ellsworth - <span class="date-display-single">11/03/2017 - 4:30pm</span>

Stars Over Clear Lake

11/03/2017 - 4:30pm

Central Library - The Bubbler

Lorraine Kindred’s most cherished memories are of the Surf Ballroom, where the young lost themselves to the brassy sounds of big band swing, where boys spent their last nights before shipping off to war, and where Lorraine was swept away by a star-crossed romance.


Returning to the ballroom for the first time since the 1940s, Lorraine enters a dazzling world she thought long vanished. But as the sparkling past comes to life, so does the fateful encounter that forced her to choose between her heart and her duty—and she must face the secret she buried. Along the way, she’ll rediscover herself, her passion, and her resilience. This moving novel is inspired by a real-life ballroom and POW camp in Iowa.

Loretta Ellsworth

About Presenter Loretta Ellsworth


Loretta Ellsworth is the author of Stars Over Clear Lake, her first novel for adults. She grew up in Mason City, IA. A former teacher and a graduate of Hamline University with a Master’s Degree in Writing for Children, she is the award-winning author of four young adult novels.


Stars Over Clear Lake

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