Robin MacArthur has found rich inspiration for her writing on the Marlboro, Vermont farm where she was born and now lives with her family. On Tuesday, May 1, at 7 p.m., she will be at The Galaxy Bookshop in Hardwick to read from and discuss her latest work, Heart Spring Mountain—a novel of three generations of women living in a poor, isolated southern Vermont town.

Heart Spring Mountain and MacArthur’s previous work, Half Wild, share strong roots in the type of rural communities where resilience is necessary to survival in a hardscrabble landscape and where ties to the land run deep. Half Wild, a short story collection, won the 2017 PEN New England Award for fiction. MacArthur is also the editor of Contemporary Vermont Fiction: An Anthology and the recipient of two creation grants from the Vermont Arts Council and the National Endowment for the Arts.

This event is free and open to the public. For more information, call 472-5533 or visit for a full schedule of events. The Galaxy Bookshop, located at 41 South Main St. in Hardwick, is a locally-owned and independent bookstore celebrating its 29th year in business.


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