Taylor Brown’s exquisite debut novel Fallen Land comes out in paperback today. Book clubs across the nation have reason to rejoice!
Although Taylor has definitely been known to pop in to cozy discussions of his book, this new edition of his Civil War era chase story comes with an in depth Reader’s Guide written by the author himself, just in case he can’t make it to your house that night.
Fallen Land is set in the final year of the Civil War, as a young couple on horseback flees a dangerous band of marauders who seek a bounty reward.
Callum, a seasoned horse thief at fifteen years old, came to America from his native Ireland as an orphan. Ava, her father and brother lost to the war, hides in her crumbling home until Callum determines to rescue her from the bands of hungry soldiers pillaging the land, leaving destruction in their wake. Ava and Callum have only each other in the world and their remarkable horse, Reiver, who carries them through the destruction that is the South.
Praised by fans and critics alike, Fallen Land received starred reviews in Publishers Weekly, Booklist, and Kirkus who said of the novel:
“Like McCarthy’s Border Trilogy or Frazier’s Cold Mountain, this is American literature at its best, full of art and beauty and the exploration of all that is good and bad in the human spirit.”