Ann Joslin Williams, an Assistant Professor at the University of New Hampshire, set this novel (her first) in the fictional town of Leah, New Hampshire which was created by her father, the author Thomas Williams.
Williams will be reading from her novel at Water Street Bookstore tonight (June 22) and at Gibson's Bookstore on July 21, 2011. She is also doing a virtual book tour on TLC Book Tours.
"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." (from publisher's material)