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Author Sara Rath has the unique ability to write entertaining fiction as well as engaging nonfiction. Her biography H.H. Bennett, Photographer: His American Landscape, published in 2010, is a well-written and sympathetic portrait of the innovative Wisconsin photographer Henry Bennett.
Her popular novel Night Sisters (2008) follows the adventures (and misadventures) of Nell Grendon, a Madison woman whose chance visit to a spiritualist camp causes her to channel the spirit of a 1920s actress. Publisher's Weekly described the book as "a witty blend of the occult, suspense, mystery and a dash of romance" (9/1/2008), and it was featured on Wisconsin Public Radio's program Chapter A Day. In addition to her prose work, Rath has published several collections of poetry, including Dancing with a Cowboy (1991).
Rath grew up in Manawa, Wisconsin. She received her undergraduate degree from UW-Madison and her MFA in Writing from Vermont College. Her other professional accomplishments include a career in teaching creative writing, being named a MacDowell Fellow, and receiving a Wisconsin Arts Board Individual Artist's Fellowship. She lives near Spring Green, Wisconsin, where she continues to write in many genres. Other works include: Star Lake Saloon and Housekeeping Cottages: a Novel (2005) and the nonfiction books The Complete Cow (1998) and The Complete Pig (2000).
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