Hard Cover released 7 October 2014
Paperback released 12 July 2016
Praise for Fertile Ground
brings the past alive with nuance"
Agee, author of The River Wife and Sweet Eyes
"A rich, vital story of the homefront"
--Cary Holladay, author of Horse People: Stories
"A riveting mystery"
--Timothy Schaffert, author of The Little Coffins of Hope
"Dramatically suspenseful— provocative"
--Judy Slater- author of The Baby Can Sing and other Stories
Fertile Ground is a novel that brings to light a dark chapter of American
history. During the cold spring of 1942 in upstate New York, US government officials steal away German-born farmer Hans Müller in the middle of the night, leaving his wife and two sons alone and without explanation. Does Hans’ odd obsession with his shortwave radio and foreign newspapers mean his quaint American life has been a lie? Or has the government made a horrible mistake that threatens to undo their family?
Download the first chapter here.
Watch an interview with the author below: