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Hometown Author Lindsay Starck Receives Praise for Debut Book "Noah's Wife"

Lindsay Starck was a special live guest on the CBS 58 News at 4 p.m. Monday.

It's the eve of the debut of her first book "Noah's Wife."

Lindsay is hosting a book reading and signing Tuesday, January 26th, at the Milwaukee Public Library, where her mother was librarian, with Boswell Books.

The reception starts at 5:30 p.m. with a reading of excerpts of the book and a signing to follow. 

Early reviews indicate this could becomes a best seller.

Her message to women of all ages about making a career out your passion.

"Noah's Wife" is described as a wise and poignant novel that draws upon motifs of the biblical flood story to explore the true meaning of community, to examine the remarkable strength of the human spirit, and to ask whether hope can exist even where faith has been lost.

The novel is not a story about religion, but is an exploration of faith (and doubt), and it’s young author has taken the age-old tale and reinvented it as a modern allegory.

Starck says she wants readers to consider those timeless concerns such as loneliness, grief, and the whole messy business of partnering, as well as posing some provocative questions about assigned roles for women and outsiders.

Lindsay often likes to say she grew up in the Milwaukee Library. She went on to study literature at Yale, creative writing at Notre Dame, and is currently editor in chief of Carolina Quarterly while working on her dissertation at UNC Chapel Hill.

Her live interview with Michele McCormack of CBS 58 News is attached to this story.

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