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Robin MacArthur

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Robin MacArthur

Robin MacArthur lives and works on the farm where she was born in Vermont. She is the author of HALF WILD: Stories (winner of the 2017 PEN/New England Award), the editor of CONTEMPORARY VERMONT FICTION: An Anthology, and one-half of the indie-folk duo Red Heart the Ticker.

Robin MacArthur

Books by Robin MacArthur

by Robin MacArthur - Fiction

It’s August 2011, and Tropical Storm Irene has just wreaked havoc on Vermont, flooding rivers and destroying homes. One thousand miles away, Vale receives a call and is told that her mother, Bonnie, has disappeared. Despite a years-long estrangement from Bonnie, Vale drops everything and returns home to look for her. As she begins her search, the narrative opens up and pitches back and forth in time to follow three generations of women --- a farming widow, a back-to-the-land dreamer and an owl-loving hermit --- as they seek love, bear children and absorb losses. All the while, Vale’s search has her unwittingly careening toward a family origin secret more stunning than she ever imagined.