Synopses & Reviews
Will Norths celebrated novel, Water, Stone, Heart, is now rereleased with a new introduction by the critically acclaimed author, in advance of his much-anticipated new title, Seasons End, scheduled for autumn of 2013. Newly divorced and emotionally burned out, Andrew Stratton escapes university life in Philadelphia by traveling to rural England, to the tiny village of Boscastle. His life turns as he is enthralled by the quirky beauty of the Cornish landscape, and enchanted by the eccentricities of the locals—including the local witch. Moved by the warmth of the village, Andrew opens his heart to the possibility of love with Nicola Rhys-Jones—a flinty, sexy, American expatriate looking to escape a history of abuse. As Andrew and Nicolas relationship veers into darker territory, he grapples with his future and his proper status in Boscastle, even as Mother Nature threatens to destroy Boscastle forever.
“[Will North is] a strong, vivid writer with a romantic’s heart.”
—Patricia Gaffney, NY Times Bestselling Author of Mad Dash and The Goodbye Summer
“North’s knack for characterization creates a memorable cast across generations.”
“Witty exchanges and fascinating descriptions... a joy to read.”
About the Author
Will North is the pen name of an international award-winning author and ghostwriter of more than a dozen nonfiction books. He was an honors graduate in English literature at the State University of New York at Albany, received a full scholarship in journalism from the Pennsylvania State University, and rose to an appointed position in the Administration of President Jimmy Carter before turning to writing full-time. As a ghostwriter, he has written books for Bill Clinton, Al Gore, several famous Everest mountaineers, a team of dinosaur-hunters, a renowned physician, and others.
North came to fiction late and almost by accident, when an event in his own life led to a story, which led to a book—The Long Walk Home—which received enthusiastic national reviews. Another novel, Water, Stone, Heart, followed the next year. Both are set in the British countryside. His latest novel, Seasons’ End, is set on an island in Washington’s Puget Sound near Seattle where he lives with his wife and their Shepherd/Lab rescue dog, Baxter.