Lindsay Starck’s first novel, Noah’s Wife, follows the titular character and her minister husband into a coastal town on the cusp of flooding. The town residents are becoming angrier, the congregation is in disarray and the rains wash in wild animals, formerly held in a local zoo. Noah the minister is not much help, as he is undergoing his own personal crisis. Noah’s Wife is not about religious faith, rather it is about having faith in other people, ourselves and the world.
“Noah’s Wife may be a contemporary allegory, but Lindsay Starck is a classic storyteller dealing with human folly in the face of nature’s ungovernable force. Her novel is an engrossing fusion of wisdom and beautiful writing.” --Mary McGarry Morris, internationally bestselling author of Light From a Distant Star.
Lindsay Starck was born in Wisconsin and grew up largely in the Milwaukee Public Library where her mother was a librarian. She studied at Yale and at Notre Dame. Her novel began as a series of character sketches at Notre Dame. Lindsay is now the editor-in-chief of Carolina Quarterly and teaches writing in Chapel Hill, North Carolina, where she lives with her husband and their dog.