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The paperback edition of the novel The Lake, the River & the Other Lake, by Steve Amick '86, was included in the June 11, 2006, New York Times Book Review Paperback Row section, which notes "paperback books of particular interest."

The book, published in hardcover in 2005, was reviewed in the New York Times Book Review June 5, 2005; writer Liesl Schillinger called Amick's book "easygoing, rambunctious." The most recent citation states, "Set in the summer of 2001, Amick's first novel revolves around Michiganders in the state's northern lake district. There are the year-rounders, tourists and the longer-duration summer people; through interlocking stories of passion, regret and adolescent angst, Amick sets his characters' lives tumbling over one another."

Amick earned his St. Lawrence degree in English and participated in the University's program of study in London. He also holds an MFA from George Mason University. The biography on his official Web site,, states that he "has been a college instructor, playwright, copywriter, songwriter and musician." Amick's short fiction has appeared in McSweeney's, The Southern Review, The New England Review, Playboy, Story, the anthology The Sound of Writing and on National Public Radio.

For more information: The Lake, the River & the Other Lake on the Random House Web site

Posted: June 14, 2006

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