Member, Judith Kirscht, announces the release of her fourth novel, HAWKINS LANE (New Libri Press), available in e-book and paperback. Set in the Northern Cascades, this novel is, according to Chanticleer Reviews, “An engrossing story of the influence of family in our lives, and of the struggle by two people to triumph over tragedy. You’ll be captivated from the first page!”
Son of a murderer, Ned Hawkins has resigned himself to an outsider’s existence until he meets Erica Romano, daughter of the town’s new doctor. Their love of the mountains overcomes their dissonant background, and they fall in love and create a life for themselves as forest rangers in the North Cascades—until the release of Ned’s father from prison disrupts the harmony. Ned’s renewed fatalism sets off a chain of disasters that bring both face-to-face with the destructive power of their pasts and throw their future into doubt.
She has previously published NOWHERE ELSE TO GO (Florida Academic Press, 2011), THE INHERITORS (New Libri Press, 2012), and HOME FIRES (New Libri Press 2013). HOME FIRES was a finalist for the Nancy Pearl Award, given by the Pacific Northwest Writers Association for the best mainstream novel published in 2013 and finalists for the Readers Favorite Review 2014Awards in the general and realistic fiction categories. HAWKINS LANE is available at independent bookstores, area libraries, or at Amazon. For more about the novel itself and reviews, go to www.judithkirscht.com.