Wednesday, June 8, 2016

Eight top novels about women and wilderness

Alexis M. Smith's new novel is Marrow Island. One of her eight favorite stories about women and wilderness, as shared at Publishers Weekly:
The Orchardist by Amanda Coplin

Though the main character of Amanda Coplin’s novel is a man, his life is shaped by the girls and women around him, who come and go like the seasons, in and out of the wilderness that surrounds them. There’s a central mystery—a sister who vanishes almost without a trace, into the wilds—but my favorite thing about this novel is the depiction the landscape of eastern Washington State, its brutality and its bounty, and the ways in which it has been shaped by human hands.
Read about the other entries on the list.

--Marshal Zeringue