This is Ann Hite’s fifth Black Mountain book, but the first to be a story collection, not a novel. Each of these sixteen stories has a date below its title. They are arranged in chronological order within each of the tree parts. “In Ann Hite’s beautifully-realized story collection, Haints on Black Mountain, wandering spirits comfort, enlighten, and sometimes disturb the humans who connect with them. From the forceful figure of Polly Riley determined to preserve her Native American heritage in the opening story, to Gran who does what she must to save herself in the final entry, the characters reveal to us the depth of the human soul. In prose as stunning as the natural world she describes, Hite fills us with the wisdom and wonder of women who inhabit the mountains of Appalachia.” – Susan Beckham Zurenda. Ann Hite lives outside Atlanta and won Georgia Author of the Year for her Ghost on Black Mountain novel.
Macon, Georgia: Mercer University Press, 2022. Trade paperback.