Between WILD and TWILIGHT, the Pacific Northwest has captured readers' imaginations of late. Lance Weller's debut, WILDERNESS, will enrapture us further.
Thirty years after the Civil War's Battle of the Wilderness left him maimed, Abel Truman has found his way to the edge of the continent, the rugged, majestic coast of Washington State, where he lives alone in a driftwood shack with his beloved dog. Wilderness is the story of Abel and his final journey over the snowbound Olympic Mountains. It's a quest he has little hope of completing but must undertake to settle matters of the heart that predate even the horrors of the war.
"This tragic tale is the best Civil War novel since COLD MOUNTAIN. It's an important, compelling book for fans of literate historical fiction, dog lovers, or true believers in the resilience of the human spirit. Only those who can't handle extreme violence should stay away." -Library Journal (starred review)
Take a closer look at the setting of the novel with author Weller in his book trailer/conversation as he roadtrips to the north coast of Washington State. Shelf Awareness named it a Book Trailer of the Day!