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Award-Winning Book Embraces Lake Life, Showing Us How To Take A Pleasurable Pause From Screens


Award-Winning Book Embraces Lake Life, Showing Us How To Take A Pleasurable Pause From Screens

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NEW YORK, July 23, 2018 /PRNewswire/ --"Life by the lake is so inviting and nourishing to one's soul." says Anne Goodwin, who has enjoyed coming to a 1920s cottage by a Wisconsin lake for the past 35 years. She reveals just how appealing a bond with nature can be in her new, award-winning book, Come to the Lake: Reflections on a Cottage Life.

She transports the reader to another time and place with beautiful photographs, insightful essays, and nicely packaged, glossy pages that display notes, journal entries, and fleeting feelings of the throwback life one can blanket themselves with at the lake. It showcases a place where family, friends, food, and fresh water fun cohabitate.

Come to the Lake ( is based on Goodwin's vignettes of authentic cottage lake life on Pleasant Lake in southeastern Wisconsin. Goodwin, a part time resident of Beloit and Madison, spends her summers in an old cottage, untouched by time. "This tradition is fading fast as cottages are replaced by full-season homes throughout our lake regions," Goodwin states.

Her spirit-rejuvenating book explores what it means to put down technology and connect with nature, family, friends and yourself. She provides insightful commentary and images on all aspects of cottage life, including peaceful family time, communing with illusive loons, cranes, turtles and other wildlife while quietly paddling over a glassy lake; cocktails-in-hand, noodling with girlfriends during a midnight dip among echoes of laughter.

"Come to the Lake offers a quiet respite and reminder of finding ourselves," said Goodwin. "This lake, while small in stature, holds deep-seated friendships, memories and celebrations for so many."

She describes the beautifully packaged book as "a work of evocative art," featuring recipes, lively illustrations and more.

Though the cottages have electricity and indoor plumbing, she said much of modern technology (including television) remain back in the city. The lake acts as a communal sanctuary from the distraction of modern life. "The mesmerizing rhythm of the lake washes away the burdens of life," says Goodwin.

She encourages them to reflect on disconnecting with one's routines in order to connect with oneself, nature, family and friends. Come to the Lake, promoted by, is a celebration of a fading legacy – traditions cured over time in true summer cottage lake life and all the details that accompany such a lifestyle.

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