Canterbury House Publishing
6 x 9
March 2010 Fiction
ebook ISBN: 978-1-452469-38-6
This title is no longer our publication.
The Wind in the Woods is a family saga about a man's commitment to the legacy of North Carolina's Green River Valley and to the camp he built to share its wonders. Charismatic widower Tiger Morrison has spent a lifetime saving children from nature-deficit disorder, only to find himself in the fight of his life to protect his undisturbed world from land-grabbing developers in the southern Blue Ridge Mountains. He's also fighting to win Katie Warlick, but she can't forgive him for not wanting her the way she wanted him 20 years previously.
While Tiger is involved in the struggle to save his camp, his daughter, Sammy, is trying to find her place in the clannish realm of summer youth camps. As she searches for her identity, she never suspects that a serial killer is stalking her. Author Rose Senehi used the confession of an actual serial killer who murdered hikers in the North Georgia mountains in 2008 to create the plot line in which the murderer stalks both Sammy and Katie.
"Fans of Rose Senehi will not be disappointed in her latest book, The Wind in the Woods. Set in the mountains of western North Carolina, it's a study in the unmined territory of summer camps—the people who run them, the challenges facing them, and the long-reaching impact that a wilderness experience can have on a young person's life. In this book an old love is rekindled, a new love begins, and a young boy takes his first fledgling steps towards manhood. All this while the future of the camp is in jeopardy from real-estate developers, and members of the camp staff are stalked by a maniacally devious killer. Writing with a sharp eye on the beauty of the deep woods and a keen ear for the songs of birds and trickle of water, Rose Senehi gives us a vivid picture of modern day drama set in ancient woods."
—Salli Bissell, author of Legacy of Masks
"Rose Senehi is that rarest of combinations: fiction writer and environmental activist. Her books are as much about the reverence for the natural world as they are about the fictional history of the places she has inhabited and loved. . . . Just as the Green River valley and headwaters were worth protecting in Senehi's story, for the same reasons is this book worth reading. The Wind in the Woods put the reader 'in another zone' and like the young people attending the camps in western North Carolina and their experience in the woods, it gives the readers the joy of discovering themselves for the first time—with as much ease and nurturing satisfaction as 'crumbling cornbread into milk.'"
—Thomas Rain Crowe, author of Zoro's Field and The End of Eden