Pat Schmatz

Pat Schmatz

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Growing up in rural Wisconsin, Pat's passions were reading, basketball, and the woods. She lived in Michigan, California, and Minnesota before landing back in central Wisconsin. She still travels whenever she can, from Japan to Rhode Island to Vancouver to New Zealand, and anyplace she can get in between.

When she's not traveling, Pat does administrative work for the Legal Aid Society of Minneapolis, helping those dedicated and talented public interest lawyers provide free civil legal services for low-income folks and people with disabilities. In the summer, she is on the staff of the Michigan Womyn's Music Festival. In between, when she's not running or skiing in the woods or swimming in the lake, she studies Spanish and Japanese, watches t

Pat Schmatz isn't a Goodreads Author (yet), but she does have a blog, so here are some recent posts imported from her feed.
This is my favorite time of year to watch the lake - the big transition. Each day, it moves toward the locked-down frozen silent time, and then back again. Black water, skim of wrinkled ice. Snow-and-sleet-melt makes for a cratered gray surface. A warm day puts it back to black and wet, then a sharp overnight freeze to solid clear glass.

Yesterday I stood on the dock and looked through the windo... Read more of this blog post »
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Average rating: 3.80 · 2,115 ratings · 359 reviews · 5 distinct works · Similar authors
3.81 of 5 stars 3.81 avg rating — 2,026 ratings — published 2011 — 15 editions
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3.7 of 5 stars 3.70 avg rating — 50 ratings — published 2008 — 3 editions
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Circle the Truth
3.67 of 5 stars 3.67 avg rating — 33 ratings — published 2007 — 3 editions
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Mrs. Estronsky and the U.F.O.
4.6 of 5 stars 4.60 avg rating — 5 ratings — published 2001
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Lizard Radio
5.0 of 5 stars 5.00 avg rating — 1 rating — expected publication 2015 — 4 editions
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“I couldn't eat because that book made me cry so hard, I couldn't even breathe. Connie said to keep reading and keep breathing, like that was easy. Tears and snot just about came out my butt, I cried so hard”
Pat Schmatz, Bluefish

“There’s nothing in here but empty.”
Pat Schmatz, Bluefish


What Book Shall We Read in November?

I have chosen books that are getting a lot of attention and were published in September and October. Feel free to add books to the list, if they were published in September and October 2011

If you get the chance, check and see what your library has before you vote.

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  5 votes 14.3%

Breadcrumbs (write-in)
  3 votes 8.6%

  2 votes 5.7%

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wonderstruck (write-in)
  1 vote 2.9%

35 total votes

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