Pub date: March 1, 2016
“An entertaining, literary ride through the tamed halls of academia to the wilds of a Walden of the north. Delivered with a compelling smorgasbord of literary tidbits along the way.” —John Mitchell, author of Walking towards Walden: A Pilgrimage in Search of Place
“Sheila Post’s fascinating and original The Road to Walden North is written in the tradition of Wendell Berry’s Jayber Crow and Annie Dillard’s Pilgrim at Tinker Creek.” —Howard Frank Mosher, author of Where the Rivers Flow North
“I was especially struck by the chapters in which the language of Walden wove through Sheila Post’s vivid descriptions of northern New England in deep winter.” —John Elder, author of Reading the Mountains of Home
In The Road to Walden North, Vermont cli-fi author Sheila Post has written an elegiac tribute to the spirit of Thoreau — a timely ‘Walden revisited.’ Resplendent and richly nuanced, the story chronicles the desperate and deliberate lives among four individuals whose worlds converge on the Harvard University campus: Heather Channing, a back-‐to-‐the-‐lander student adrift in the elite world of Harvard; William Channing, a self-‐proclaimed disciple of Thoreau, living in cultural exile in the north woods of Vermont; Blake Prentiss, a Boston Brahmin with multi-‐generational family ties to Harvard, and Dr. Kate Brown, a newly-‐hired assistant professor, whose life revolves around her academic work—until forced to grapple with the themes she teaches in her course on Walden. A luminous tapestry of dreams lost and places found, The Road to Walden North will continue to ‘rewild’ the inner lives of its readers, long after arriving in Walden North. Sheila Post, Ph.D., a former college professor, taught American literature & nature writing for over a decade in New England before deciding to write her own. A prolific academic author, she now writes spirit-‐of-‐place novels and green women’s fiction (as Síle Post). Sheila resides in Vermont, overlooking the forested mountains of her own Walden North. The Road to Walden North A novel by Sheila Post
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Vermont author Sheila Post releases debut cli-fi novel
from Green Writers Press
Brattleboro, Vermont – Green Writers Press is delighted to announce the publication of the novel, Your Own Ones, by Síle (Sheila) Post.
In Your Own Ones, Síle Post’s “poetic, storytelling voice,”[Howard Frank Mosher], shapes this lyrical novel of one woman’s transcendental journey back to the old country, now lost in the unsustainable ways of the new.
For Prince Edward Islander and wild salmon conservationist, Dr. Áine O’Connor, the journey of the wild salmon charts the route of her own journey back―to the rivers of her birth on Celtic Dingle Peninsula―to continue a one thousand-year old family tradition of protecting the land and sea. When the economic tide suddenly turns in Ireland, Áine launches a Celtic Roots Campaign―a traditional & local foods initiative―through which she re-casts the Joycean ‘nightmare’ of Irish history into a sustainable dream for the country’s future.
The preservationist passion that flows through Your Own Ones will appeal to a wide range of readers, both caretakers of the land and of the heart. “Come Away,” (in the words of W.B. Yeats), “to the waters & the wild” of Your Own Ones―an Irish State of Wonder.
About the Author:
Síle Post, has followed the trail of the wild salmon that swim through Your Own Ones, crossing the Atlantic herself in search of simply extraordinary places—from the ancient cliffs of Dingle Peninsula to the timeless fjords of Arctic Norway. In her writing, she weaves her passion for Place with her calling to protect her own ones—the wild salmon of Atlantic Canada, the heritage seeds of Vermont, and the primeval forests of Walden North. She resides among localvores in Vermont, Celts in Prince Edward Island, and occasionally, family in Ireland. She is also the author of The Road to Walden North, forthcoming with Green Writers Press, May 2016.
“Síle Post writes lyrical, literary prose in a poetic, storytelling voice, treating weighty themes with courage, great heart, and real personal vision.”
—Howard Frank Mosher, author of God’s Kingdom
“A unique combination of Barbara Kingsolver, with the warmth and humor
of Maeve Binchy.”
—Joyce Mandeville, Orange Prize nominee
5.25 x 8; Paperback Original; 386 pages; $19.95
ISBN: 978-0-9961357-3-3 (pbk)
Available wherever books are sold.
Author available for readings throughout New England.
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