- Hardcover: 336 pages
- Publisher: Bloomsbury USA (June 7, 2011)
Set in rugged New Hampshire in the aftermath of a fatal accident, this assured debut novel wrestles with grief and desire as a young woman finds her way over the course of one summer.
In Down From Cascom Mountain, newlywed Mary Hall brings her husband to settle in the rural New Hampshire of her youth to fix up the house she grew up in and to reconnect to the land that defined her, with all its beauty and danger. But on a mountain day hike, she watches helplessly as her husband falls to his death. As she struggles with her sudden grief, in the days and months that follow, Mary finds new friendships–with Callie and Tobin, teenagers who live and work on the mountain, and with Ben, the gentle fire watchman. All are haunted by their own losses, but they find ways to restore hope in one another, holding firmly as they navigate the rugged terrain of the unknown and the unknowable, and loves lost and found.
About Ann Joslin Williams
Ann Joslin Williams grew up in New Hampshire. She earned her MFA in fiction from the Iowa Writers’ Workshop, and was a Wallace Stegner Fellow at Stanford University. She is the author of The Woman in the Woods, a collection of linked stories, which won the 2005 Spokane Prize for Short Fiction, and her work has appeared in StoryQuarterly, the Iowa Review, the Missouri Review,Ploughshares, and elsewhere. She was the winner of an NEA grant for her work on Down from Cascom Mountain. Williams is an assistant professor at the University of New Hampshire.
Visit Ann Joslin William’s website at www.annjoslinwilliams.com.
Ann Joslin William’s TLC Book Tours TOUR STOPS:
Monday, June 13th: Along the Way
Thursday, June 16th: Caribousmom – review
Thursday, June 16th: Caribousmom – author guest post
Monday, June 20th: Nomad Reader
Wednesday, June 22nd: Debbie’s Book Bag
Thursday, June 23rd: A Cozy Reader’s Corner
Monday, June 27th: BookNAround
Wednesday, June 29th: Life in the Thumb
Friday, July 1st: Rundpinne
Friday, July 1st: Colloquium
Wednesday, July 6th: A Library of My Own
Monday, July 25th: Simply Stacie
Monday, August 1st: In the Next Room