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Loretta Ellsworth

Loretta Ellsworth
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Loretta Ellsworth 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. She has four children and six grandchildren and lives in Lakeville, MN. Stars Over Clear Lake is her first novel for adults.

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Stars Over Clear Lake

Stars Over Clear Lake

Mesmerizing and romantic, Stars Over Clear Lake transports readers to the Surf Ballroom, where musical acts became legends in the 1940s and which holds the key to one woman’s deepest...

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Stars Over Clear Lake
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Stars Over Clear Lake

Loretta Ellsworth
St. Martin's Press
Thomas Dunne Books

Mesmerizing and romantic, Stars Over Clear Lake transports readers to the Surf Ballroom, where musical acts became legends in the 1940s and which holds the key to one woman’s deepest...

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Spring/Summer 2017 St. Martin's First Sampler

Spring/Summer 2017 St. Martin's First Sampler

Gable, Michelle; Anderson, Alice; Williams, Jenny D.; Masterson, Meghan; Lee, Robinne; Lepionka, Kristen; Ganger, Candace; Stern, Abby; Ellsworth, Loretta
St. Martin's Press
St. Martin's Press

St. Martin’s Press has established the careers of countless bestselling authors over the years, such as Jonathan Tropper, Dan Brown, Augusten Burroughs, Louise Penny, Lev Grossman, and many more.

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In Search of Mockingbird
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In Search of Mockingbird

Loretta Ellsworth
Square Fish
Square Fish

A runaway seeks Harper Lee for answers

Sometimes the things that need to be discovered aren't so easily found at home. Erin is certain that this is true in her case. A book is all that...

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The Shrouding Woman
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The Shrouding Woman

Loretta Ellsworth
Holt Books for Young Readers
Henry Holt and Co. BYR Paperbacks

A young girl's awakening as she becomes an apprentice to a shrouder

It was once common practice for small towns to have a shrouding woman to help put their dead to rest. Still, when...

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