Wild Mountain

Wild Mountain by Nancy Hayes Kilgore  |   A Novel

“…Wild Mountain has in it the heart and heat of a grown-up love affair, reminiscent of Frederick Busch’s Harry and Catherine. The community storytelling with the quirks of small town living calls to mind Richard Russo’s novels… I hope you enjoy the read as much as we do at our small press here in southern Vermont.” —Dede Cummings, 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.

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 ForeWord Reviews Book of the Year. 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. Author’s website: nancykilgore.com.

Marketing: National Media Campaign, blog tour, events in the Northeast, social media

Praise for the writing of Nancy Hayes Kilgore:
“Vibrant…evocative…treads the same territory as Alice Munro”–Seven Days

“– brings to life the tensions that arise when a new minister is taken on by a congregation mired in its traditions.” –C. Michael Curtis, Fiction Editor, The Atlantic

The author is represented by Caitlin Hamilton Marketing
Caitlin Hamilton Summie & Rick Summie 865-675-3776
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Publication Date: September 1, 2017
Category: Contemporary Fiction, Women’s Fiction
ISBN:  978-0-9987012-3-3   Price: 21.95
Format: Trade Paperback    Page Count:  304
Available from:  Midpoint, Ingram, Baker & Taylor, Parson Weems
First Print Run: 1,500    BISACS:  FIC044000 FICTION Contemporary Women