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Red Mountain in eastern Washington is home to a community of eccentrics. Otis Till, the area’s visionary winemaker, has been known to howl at the moon—fully nude. Single mother Margot Pierce moved across the country to build an inn, but so far all she does is binge on gelato, the Hallmark Channel, and fantasies of murdering her ex. High school senior Emilia Forester is the daughter of celebrity parents struggling to build her own life outside of their shadow. And Brooks Baker is a man haunted by his past spent living on the streets as an orphan. Somehow, everyone lives together harmoniously, their lives intertwined like the vines in Red Mountain’s beautiful and renowned vineyards.
But in a place where everyone knows each other, secrets are like poison…and right now Otis, Margot, Emilia, and Brooks all have something to hide. When their secrets come to light, will their small mountain be stronger for it—or will lives be torn apart?
Heartfelt and wonderfully descriptive, Red Mountain is the story of four complicated people living in a beautiful landscape unlike anywhere else. Told from multiple perspectives and rich with vivid descriptions of wine life, this novel will transport you from the first page to the last. Look out for the sequel, Red Mountain Rising, coming soon!
“Boo Walker writes from the hip. Here’s what I love about that, particularly when it comes to the narrative and the dialogue of his latest book, Red Mountain: it’s sexy and unexpected, and the endings (for there are several) are thank goodness far from saccharine sweet.” – Forbes