Monarchs of the Northeast Kingdom (Paperback)

By Chera Hammons

Torrey House Press, 9781948814218, 220pp.

Publication Date: May 19, 2020

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Anna and John, a master saddle maker, have created a quiet existence for themselves in rural Vermont, a rugged landscape where coyotes roam, bears threaten the livestock, and poachers trespass. When John is murdered in the woods near their home, chronically ill Anna hides his death in a desperate effort to ensure her own survival and suppress long-buried secrets.

About the Author

Chera Hammons has published three books of poetry: Amaranthine Hour, Recycled Explosions, and The Traveler's Guide to Bomb City (winner of the 2017 PEN Southwest Book Award in Poetry). A fourth, Maps of Injury, is forthcoming from Sundress Publications. Her work has appeared in numerous literary journals and anthologies and has been nominated for Best of the Net. Hammons is a member of the editorial board of poetry journal One (Jacar Press). She holds an MFA from Goddard College in Plainfield, Vermont, and serves as the Writer-in-Residence at West Texas A&M University. She lives near Amarillo, Texas, with her husband, three cats, a dog, a rabbit, a donkey, and five horses. Monarchs of the Northeast Kingdom is her first novel.