Ann Joslin Williams, author of Down From Cascom Mountain, on tour June/July 2011

Posted By on March 15, 2011

About Down From Cascom Mountain

  • 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.

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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


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