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Loch Ness Monster (cryptid)

Sara Gruen on 'At the Water's Edge'

Sara Gruen on 'At the Water's Edge'

All of Sara Gruen's novels, including her massive 2006 best-seller "Water for Elephants," feature animals — horses, apes, the eponymous pachyderms — and her new book dangles the possibility of continuing that string in the surprising form of the Loch Ness monster. In "At the Water's Edge," Maddie Hyde, a wealthy young woman from Philadelphia, travels to Scotland in early 1945 with her husband and his friend in search of the fabled monster, the subject of numerous sightings and hoaxes — including one perpetrated, with disastrous social repercussions, by Maddie's father-in-law. In the Highlands, hunkered down in a rustic inn near Loch Ness...

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