The Adirondacks and Great Sacandaga Lake in Literature

The Adirondacks and Great Sacandaga Lake In Literature

The advantage of living life in one of the most picturesque regions of upstate New York is being a part of truly rich literary heritage.

The beauty and pace of life in this area has inspired many authors, journalists and publishers alike over the years, giving rise to magazines and newspapers dedicated exclusively to the Adirondacks, as well countless books celebrating life in the region.

Books such as Adventures Around The Great Sacandaga Lake by Russell Dunn (2002, Nicholas K. Burns Publishing), and Images of America: The Sacandaga Valley by authors Betty Tabor, Randy Decker and Jay Nellis (2002, Arcadia Publishing), celebrate both anecdotally and through breathtaking photography, the rich history and spectacularly unique way of life in this region.

As well as non-fiction, the area has found itself the setting of many best-selling novels, including the historical mystery Death of a Dutch Uncle by M.E. Kemp (2009, Hilliard & Harris) and the fourth installment of the thriller John Corey series Wild Fire by Nelson DeMille (2006, Grand Central Publishing).

There are, of course, countless other titles out there.  Cited in this article are merely the most recently celebrated.  Check out these or any number of other titles on Amazon.Com, Barnes & Noble online, or at any of your local booksellers!