Heart Spring Mountain: A Novel

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.

It’s August 2011, and Tropical Storm Irene has just wreaked havoc on Vermont, flooding rivers and destroying homes. One

thousand miles away—while tending bar in New Orleans—Vale receives a call and is told that her mother, Bonnie, has disappeared.

Despite a years-long estrangement from Bonnie, Vale drops everything and returns home to look for her.

Though the hometown Vale comes back to is not the one she left eight years earlier, she finds herself falling back into

the lives of the family she thought she’d long since left behind. As Vale begins her search, the narrative opens up and pitches

back and forth in time to follow three generations of women—a farming widow, a back-to-the-land dreamer, and an owl-loving

hermit—as they seek love, bear children, and absorb losses. All the while, Vale’s search has her unwittingly careening toward

a family origin secret more stunning than she ever imagined.

Written with a striking sense of place, Heart Spring Mountain is an arresting novel about returning home, finding hope in

the dark, and of the power of the land—and the stories it harbors—to connect and to heal. It’s also an absorbing exploration

of the small fractures that can make families break-and the lasting ties that bind them together.

Heart Spring Mountain: A Novel

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Tác giả: Robin MacArthur
Số trang: 454 Kích thước: 14.7 x 20.8 cm Ngày xuất bản: 01-2018 Nhà xuất bản: Ecco Press Công ty Phát hành: HarperCollins Publishers