Wild Mountain

Publisher: Green Writers Press

Vermonter Mona Duval loves the covered bridge beside her store. She loves local history and the rugged, rural nature of her home state. But when an ice storm collapses the bridge, she is bereft. Frank MacFarland, a seasonal resident who is beguiled by Mona, lends his political expertise to help rebuild the bridge. But they meet with powerful opposition. Tensions arise in the town, compounded by resistance to the soon-to-be-voted on Freedom to Marry bill. And then, unexpectedly, Mona's abusive ex-husband arrives. Wild Mountain is a page-turning, beautifully written novel about the love between Frank and Mona, the love of place, freedom to marry, and freedom from the past, by a writer whose prose has been compared to Alice Munro's.

About Nancy Kilgore

Nancy Hayes Kilgore, a writer and psychotherapist, is the winner of the Vermont Writers Prize 2016. Her writing has been nominated for a Pushcart Prize and her first novel, Sea Level, was a Book of the Year from Foreword Reviews. Formerly a parish pastor, Nancy leads workshops on writing and spirituality for clergy, therapists, and writers throughout the U.S. She lives in Vermont with her husband, a painter.

detail

Binding EAN ISBN-10 Pub Date PAGES Language Size Price
Paperback 9780998701233 0998701238 2017-10-01 334 0.00 x 6.30 x 8.81 in $19.95

Events

Book Signings and Tour Cities

Goldens Are Here

Goldens Are Here

by Furman, Andrew

It’s 1961, and everything is changing in Florida. Jim Crow strains to maintain its hold, the Cold War escalates, the US space program hits its stride, and the Jewish Goldens—determined to begin a new pastoral life along Florida’s central east coast—are just trying to hold on to their small orange grove near the excitement of Cape Canaveral...

read more
Lords of St. Thomas

Lords of St. Thomas

by Ellis, Jackson

In the Mojave Desert, at the southern end of the isolated Moapa Valley, sat the town of St. Thomas, Nevada. A small community that thrived despite scorching temperatures and scarce water, St. Thomas was home to hardy railroad workers, farmers, shopkeepers, teachers, and a lone auto mechanic named Henry Lord.
Born and raised in St...

read more
Wild Mountain

Wild Mountain

by Kilgore, Nancy

Vermonter Mona Duval loves the covered bridge beside her store. She loves local history and the rugged, rural nature of her home state. But when an ice storm collapses the bridge, she is bereft. Frank MacFarland, a seasonal resident who is beguiled by Mona, lends his political expertise to help rebuild the bridge. But they meet with powerful opposition...

read more
A Field Guide to Murder & Fly Fishing

A Field Guide to Murder & Fly Fishing

by Weed, Tim

A high mountain lake in the Colorado Rockies is the point of departure for these stories of dark adventure, in which vividly drawn landscapes provide an immersive setting for narratives about coming of age, altered states, moral slippage, romantic love, sexual jealousy, and impenetrable loneliness...

read more
Broken Wing

Broken Wing

by Budbill, David

Broken Wing is the story of one man’s love for birds and efforts to save a rusty blackbird that can’t fly south for the winter. The author, David Budbill, worked closely with Cummings in order to finish the book before he died in October of this year...

read more
Chicago Heat and Other Stories

Chicago Heat and Other Stories

by Major, Clarence

Having written more than eight novels, including My Amputations and Dirty Bird Blues, alongside a dozen books of poetry, Chicago Heat and Other Stories is Clarence Major’s second work of short fiction and first book with Green Writers Press...

read more
Planning for Escape

Planning for Escape

by Dillon, Sara

Planning for Escape is the haunting, darkly comical, story of a young woman’s quest for personal and artistic fulfillment—a goal she is brilliant at sabotaging...

read more
Your Own Ones

Your Own Ones

by Post, Síle

In Your Own Ones, Síle Post’s “poetic, storytelling voice, courage to write about big issues, great heart, and real personal vision” [Frank Howard Mosher], shape this lyrical, visionary novel of one woman’s transcendental journey back to the old country, now lost in the unsustainable ways of the new...

read more
The Road to Walden North

The Road to Walden North

by Post, Sheila

In The Road to Walden North, New England author Sheila Post offers timely insights for a new age still grappling with issues raised by Thoreau over 150 years ago. An elegiac Walden revisited, this resplendent novel invites readers to accompany the transcendental journey of Harvard Professor Dr...

read more
Marly

Marly

by Gould, Peter

So, this dude comes up from the city to take an eco-writing workshop at a little college in way-northern Vermont, where I happen to teach watershed analysis, wildlife habitat, advanced chain saw, and self-defense for women...

read more
Hidden View

Hidden View

by Stanciu, Brett Ann

Hidden View is a short novel set in the Vermont agrarian landscape, a story of Fern Hartshorn, unworldly, and unexpectedly pregnant at nineteen. Marrying an older man she barely knows, Fern begins her adult life on an isolated and hardscrabble farm named Hidden View...

read more
Love in the Time of Climate Change

Love in the Time of Climate Change

by Adams, Brian

Meet Casey, a community college professor with OCD (Obsessive Climate Disorder).  While navigating the zaniness of teaching he leads a rag-tag bunch of climate activists, lusts after one of his students, and smokes a little too much pot...

read more
That Year in Boston

That Year in Boston

by Spilsbury, G. D.

It was the year of the Boston Marathon bombing, the year of the Red Sox's championship, and the year the city's most prestigious publishing house was fighting for its life. It was the year Flo Wright relocated from New York to save Churchill & Co. and hired freelance editor, Nick Turner, to help her...

read more
Contemporary Vermont Fiction

Contemporary Vermont Fiction

by

Contemporary Vermont Fiction: An Anthology is a 244-page collection of short fiction by established Vermont-based writers, each rendering their own unique and diverse perspectives on the cultural and physical landscape of the Green Mountain State.   Featuring stories by Howard Frank Mosher, Annie Proulx, Wallace Stegner, Megan Mayhew Bergman, Castle Freeman, Jr...

read more

Similar Titles

  • Lords of St. Thomas
  • Wild Mountain
  • A Field Guide to Murder & Fly Fishing
  • Broken Wing
  • Chicago Heat and Other Stories
  • Planning for Escape
  • Your Own Ones
  • The Road to Walden North
  • Marly
  • Hidden View
  • Love in the Time of Climate Change
  • That Year in Boston
  • Contemporary Vermont Fiction
  • Goldens Are Here