Daniel Mason - North Woods

Thursday, September 21st, 2023, 6:30 pm

Daniel Mason visits Gibson's Bookstore with a new novel, North Woods! A sweeping novel about a single house in the woods of New England, told through the lives of those who inhabit it across the centuries—a daring, moving tale of memory and fate from the Pulitzer Prize finalist and author of The Piano Tuner and The Winter Soldier

“A monumental achievement of polyphony and humanity . . . I loved it.” —Maggie O’Farrell, author of Hamnet

When two young lovers abscond from a Puritan colony, little do they know that their humble cabin in the woods will become the home of an extraordinary succession of human and nonhuman characters alike. An English soldier, destined for glory, abandons the battlefields of the New World to devote himself to growing apples. A pair of spinster twins navigate war and famine, envy and desire. A crime reporter unearths an ancient mass grave—only to discover that the earth refuse to give up their secrets. A lovelorn painter, a sinister con man, a stalking panther, a lusty beetle: As the inhabitants confront the wonder and mystery around them, they begin to realize that the dark, raucous, beautiful past is very much alive.

This magisterial and highly inventive novel from Pulitzer Prize finalist Daniel Mason brims with love and madness, humor and hope. Following the cycles of history, nature, and even language, North Woods shows the myriad, magical ways in which we’re connected to our environment, to history, and to one another. It is not just an unforgettable novel about secrets and destinies, but a way of looking at the world that asks the timeless question: How do we live on, even after we’re gone?

Can't make this event? Order a signed copy of North Woods through our website, and leave your personalization request in the order notes!

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Event date: 
Thursday, September 21, 2023 - 6:30pm
Event address: 
45 South Main St
Concord, NH 03301
North Woods: A Novel By Daniel Mason Cover Image
$28.00
ISBN: 9780593597033
Availability: On Our Shelves Now
Published: Random House - September 19th, 2023

A NEW YORK TIMES BOOK REVIEW TOP TEN BOOK OF THE YEAR

A WASHINGTON POST TOP TEN BOOK OF THE YEAR • FINALIST FOR THE NATIONAL BOOK CRITICS CIRCLE AWARD


The Piano Tuner: A Novel By Daniel Mason Cover Image
$18.00
ISBN: 9781400030385
Availability: On Our Shelves Now
Published: Vintage - August 19th, 2003

New York Times Notable Book
San Francisco ChronicleSan Jose Mercury News, and Los Angeles Times Best Book of the Year


The Winter Soldier By Daniel Mason Cover Image
$18.99
ISBN: 9780316477598
Availability: On Our Shelves Now
Published: Back Bay Books - September 17th, 2019

The epic story of war and medicine from the award-winning author of North Woods and The Piano Tuner is "a dream of a novel...part mystery, part war story, part romance" (Anthony Doerr, author of All the Light We Cannot See). 

Vienna, 1914.


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