Pub Date 01 Sep 2017
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.
A Note From the Publisher
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