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Robin grew up and lives on her family land in Marlboro. Her first book, HALF WILD, won the PEN/NewEngland award for fiction, and was a finalist for the New England Book Award and the Vermont Book Award.
About Heart Spring Mountain: In this evocative first novel, a young woman returns to her rural Vermont hometown in the wake of a devastating storm to search for her missing mother and unravel a powerful family secret.
“Traveling back and forth in time, Robin MacArthur renders both the Vermont landscape and Vale’s family tree with poetic precision and gutting realism. I fell in love with these women and their mountain.”
(Alexis M. Smith, author of Marrow Island)
“Soberingly relevant.” (Library Journal)
“A fecund and contemplative feminist family saga.” (Kirkus)
“Powerful…MacArthur demonstrates a commanding ability to weave meaning from separate narrative threads, exploring how the impact of a person’s choices can echo through generations, even as a storm washes the past away.” (Booklist)
“Tender….nuanced, poetic, and evocative. MacArthur empathetically depicts each of her characters in their wounded but hopeful glory.” (Publishers Weekly (starred review)
SNOWDATE: Saturday, January 13th