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Silver Winner for General Fiction, Foreword Reviews 2014 INDIEFAB Book of the Year Awards Winner of the 2015 Adirondack Literary Award for Best Novel presented by the Adirondack Center for Writing Winner of the 2015 People's Choice Award presented by the Adirondack Center for Writing Gold Medalist, 2015 Independent Publisher Book Awards in the US Northeast-Best Regional Fiction Category When a successful New Yorker returns to her birthplace in the Adirondack Mountains to escape her publicly tragic life, she begins to find peace for the first time since she was five years old. Hired as a caretaker for an Adirondack Great Camp, she spends over ten years living alone. But Lily Martindale's days as a recluse are plagued by a secret which aggravates her fragile state of mind. On a winter day in the 1990s, deep in the mountains, she opens fire on a military flyover. Lily, once again, is a person of interest in the press, to the public, and now to the FBI--not an enviable position for a hermit. The Adirondack hamlet of Winslow Station is transformed by the unexpected return of its solitary prodigal child. She is driven to confront her own isolation, years of sadness, and her deteriorating health. She also finds something, and someone, she never expected to see again.
About the Author
Mary Sanders Shartle is a writer and poet. She teaches writing workshops in the Albany, Saratoga, and Adirondack areas.