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. http://www.brattleboro.com/words/

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