The Hartland Public Library in Vermont presents local authors Angela Palm (left) and Robin MacArthur, reading from and discussing their latest books. The Norwich Bookstore will provide the authors' books for purchase.
Straddling the border between civilization and the wild, the stories in MacArthur's debut, Half Wild: Stories, give voice to the hopes, dreams, hungers, and fears of the people of Vermont. Read Meghan's review of Half Wild.
Palm will read from Riverine: A Memoir from Anywhere But Here. As a girl in rural Indiana, Palm finds a kindred spirit in the boy next door. But in this landscape of flood and drought, where she’s forever an outsider, their relationship could never blossom. Though the current of Palm’s life carries her toward a new future in art, she’s still drawn home. But going back means confronting the boy she loved, who is serving a life sentence for murder, and discovering that the place she left behind will never release its hold on her.
This event is free and open to the public. For more information, contact the Hartland Library.
“This heartbreakingly honest and authentic fiction will make you weep over, laugh at, and finally cheer for, mothers and daughters, sons and fathers, lovers and losers, and the human race in general.
Angela Palm grew up in a place not marked on the map, her house set on the banks of a river that had been straightened to make way for farmland. Every year, the Kankakee River in rural Indiana flooded and returned to its old course while the residents sandbagged their homes against the rising water.