Monarchs of the Northeast Kingdom

Monarchs of the Northeast Kingdom

by Chera Hammons

Published by: Torrey House Press

Imprint: Torrey House Press

264 Pages, 5.25 x 8.00 in

  • Paperback
  • 9781948814218
  • Published: August 2020


"Lush and evocative…A highly satisfying, delicately woven story about loss, loneliness, life, and death."

Anna and her husband John, a master saddlemaker,
have created a quiet existence for themselves in rural Vermont. When John disappears in the woods near their home, Anna hides what she finds there in a desperate effort to ensure her own survival. She must learn to live alone in a landscape where poachers trespass, coyotes roam, bears menace livestock, and winter starves the wild animals—while debilitating illness and long–buried secrets threaten to upturn her life.

CHERA HAMMONS holds an MFA from Goddard College in Plainfield, Vermont, and serves as writer–in–residence at West Texas A&M University. The author of four books of poetry, including Maps of Injury and the 2017 Southwest Book Award winner The Traveler's Guide to Bomb City, she lives near Amarillo, Texas, with her husband, three cats, a dog, a rabbit, a donkey, and five horses.