IN THE GREAT QUIET
editing, querying fall 2022
• Shortlisted for 2022 Retreat West Opening Lines Competition
• Long Longlisted for 2022 Cheshire Novel Prize
THE FOUR WINDS with a dash of UPROOTED and MIGRATIONS
Oklahoma, 1893. High Noon.
It's still the wild west. The world is hot, lawless, barren. Tenacious Minnie Hoopes flees her past, determined to create a new life. Alone.
IN THE GREAT QUIET is a story about memory and perception, isolation versus community, and one’s elemental, propulsive search for home. And of course, there’s a sexy cowboy.
Based on the true story of Laura's grandmother's grandmother.
Novel - Historical Fiction and Fabulism