The Secret History of Lake Amikota
Author: Jody G. Russell
Hindsight is supposed to be twenty-twenty.
I look back and try to understand.
I'm not sure why it's so difficult for me to find clarity in the past. Or in the present, for that matter. But in the telling of the story, I hope I'll find some truth, some answers.
Or perhaps I'll gain the self-awareness that facing the secrets of the past can bring.
I sit here looking out the bookstore window at the street, and beyond that, the lake.
It's windy and cold today.
The whitecaps rising up from the lake against the backdrop of a gray sky warn of winter's imminence.
But my story begins a long time ago, and it doesn't begin in winter.
Down the road it was, in the old brown house.