2018 Indie Next List

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