Kat Jamison comes to the Blue Ridge Mountains of Virginia from Alexandria as a widow whose breast cancer has returned. Her seclusion and self-reflection are challenged first by her friendship with two children who live nearby, Lily and Nirav, and then by the ravages of a wildfire. "[An] assured debut...Those looking for an inspirational story about one woman coming to terms with life and death will be rewarded."—Publishers Weekly. "Alongside the taut suspense, Hodge has created a likeable, sympathetic character in Kat”—Booklist. “Hodge’s band of characters pop off the page—adults, children, and dogs alike . . . A heart-warming page-turner not to be missed!" —Kathryn Craft. “Storytelling at its best . . . A detailed and gripping page-turner you won’t want to put down but will also want to slow down and savor.” —Barbara Davis. “Gripping and filled with deep emotional truths, Wildland will lead you to the brink and back.”—Nancy Peacock. The author, Rebecca Hodge, is a veterinarian who lives in Raleigh, North Carolina.
New York: Crooked Lane Books, 2020. 336 pages. Hardback in dust jacket.