So incredibly honored to be included in Oprah.com's BOOKS TO READ OVER A WINTER WEEKEND. "A novel of compassion for ourselves and for those who came before us." That line made me cry.
I love the American Booksellers Association (independent bookstores) and am deeply grateful for their support of HEART SPRING MOUNTAIN! They just included the novel in their 2018 Indie Next List, amidst a delicious flock of forthcoming books.
“Following her splendid 2016 short story collection, Half Wild (an Indies Introduce selection), Robin MacArthur’s first novel revisits rural Vermont and uses a mixture of lyrical and earthy prose to explore three generations of a family riddled by secrets and burdens of the past. This area of thecountry, previously overlooked by literature, proves to be rich ground that, while isolated, cannot avoid intrusions from the outside world in the form of man-made and natural disasters. The focus is on an extended family that can trace its roots back to Puritan ancestors but struggles against poverty, the unforgiving environment, and the lure of drugs. Heart Spring Mountain will introduce you to a host of memorable characters engaged in human folly and saved by redemptive love.” —Joe Strebel, Anderson’s Bookshop, Naperville, IL
Delighted to have my house featured on Design*Sponge today! You can see pictures and read about it here: http://www.designsponge.com/2017/10/a-handbuilt-vermont-cabin-that-houses-a-familys-history.html
Join us as we reveal the winner of the Vermont Book Award at the Vermont Book Award Gala ceremony on Saturday, September 23, 2017.
The winner of the Vermont Book Award will be revealed at the ceremony, which will be a lively celebration of literature and creative culture, with distinguished guests from around the state. Music by Kat Wright, bountiful hors d'oeuvres by Sugarsnap Catering, and readings by the 2017 finalists are among the events planned for this exciting evening.
L'Intime Festival in Namur, Belgium, launched their festival with a reading of Robin's story, "The Women Where I'm From," by the French actress, Celine Sallette. The event took place at the Royal Theatre in Namur, and was beautiful!