Tuesday, May 3, 2016


HALF WILD: STORIES is available now! You can buy it here, of course, or, better yet, order it from your favorite independent bookstore.

Speaking of the indies, HALF WILD has been selected as an Independent Booksellers Association's INDIES INTRODUCE book for summer/fall, 2016. You can read about the other delicious selections here.

It's also been chosen by Barnes and Noble as a "Discover Great New Writers" book for summer 2016.

And is a finalist for the 2016 New England Book Award.

Below are some kind words some very generous readers wrote about the book.

Can't wait to see you at a bookstore! See "APPEARANCES" above to find out where I'll be.

“Move over Annie Proulx, Raymond Carver, and Flannery O’Connor. Make room for Vermont’s own Robin MacArthur. Half Wild is American fiction, and American literature, at its very best.” (Howard Frank Mosher, author of Where the Rivers Flow North and God's Kingdom)

“MacArthur writes with the ear of a musician and a classic, pure command of the short story form, like a dispatch from Eudora Welty in the great north woods.” (Megan Mayhew Bergman, author of Birds of a Lesser Paradise and Almost Famous Women)

Half Wild... made me feel a bittersweet nostalgia for all the possible lives I could have led. This is a beautiful and emotionally rich book and it casts a big spell.” (Diane Cook, author of Man V. Nature)

“Feral, wise, deft, elegant, luminous, Robin MacArthur’s stories inhabit a reader with shimmering wonder.” (Rick Bass, author of All The Land to Hold Us)