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Book Release Celebration with Kimi Cunningham Grant
March 24 @ 4:00 pm - 5:30 pm
Join us as we celebrate Kimi Cunningham Grant’s newest book: Fallen Mountains, set in rural PA against the backdrop of fracking and family secrets. A literary mystery, Fallen Mountains will please readers with it’s well-crafted story set in rural PA against a backdrop of fracking and family secrets. When Transom Shultz goes missing shortly after returning to his sleepy hometown of Fallen Mountains, Pennsylvania, his secrets are not the only ones that threaten to emerge. Red, the sheriff, is haunted by the possibility that a crime Transom was involved in seventeen years earlier—a crime Red secretly helped cover up—may somehow be linked to his disappearance. Possum, the victim of that crime, wants revenge. Laney will do anything to keep Transom quiet about the careless mistake they made that could jeopardize her budding relationship. And Chase, once a close friend, reels from Transom’s betrayal of buying his family’s farm under false pretenses and ruthlessly logging it and leasing the mineral rights to Marcellus shale frackers. As the search for Transom Shultz heats up and the inhabitants’ dark and tangled histories unfold, each one must decide whether to live under the brutal weight of the past or try to move beyond it.
Kimi Cunningham Grant is the author of a memoir, Silver Like Dust. She is a two-time winner of a Dorothy Sargent Rosenberg Memorial Prize in Poetry and a recipient of a Pennsylvania Council on the Arts fellowship in creative nonfiction. Her essays and poems have appeared in Literary Mama, RATTLE, Poet Lore, Tar River Poetry, Apalachee Review, Grasslimb, and Whitefish Review. She studied English at Bucknell University, Messiah College, and Oxford University. Her next book, Fallen Mountains, will be released in March, 2019. She lives, writes, and teaches in Pennsylvania.