poster of Local Launch: Heart Spring Mountain by Robin MacArthurPlease join us for the hometown launch of Robin MacArthur’s debut novel, HEART SPRING MOUNTAIN!

There will be a reading, food, a Whetstone CiderWorks cash bar, and music.
This event is co-sponsored by Everyone’s Books and the People, Places, and the History of Words in Brattleboro project, a new National Endowment for the Humanities-backed effort to explore and celebrate the rich but undersung presence and legacy of writing, publishing and printing in our region.

20% of all book sales support the People, Places and History of Words project.

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