What We’re Reading in August!


We’re thrilled to share that our August Book Club selection is Alison Stine’s new novel Road Out of Winter, forthcoming from MIRA Books on September 1, but available to Rumpus Book Club members in just a few weeks!

Wylodine comes from a world of paranoia and poverty—her family grows marijuana illegally, and life has always been a battle. Now she’s been left behind to tend the crop alone. Then spring doesn’t return for the second year in a row, bringing unprecedented extreme winter.

With grow lights stashed in her truck and a pouch of precious seeds, she begins a journey, determined to start over away from Appalachian Ohio. But the icy roads and strangers hidden in the hills are treacherous. After a harrowing encounter with a violent cult, Wylodine and her small group of exiles become a target for its volatile leader. Because she has the most valuable skill in the climate chaos: she can make things grow.

“Stark, dark and strangely urgent, this is a book that grabs you on the first page and doesn’t let go. Alison Stine is a master at the craft. She takes us on a wild ride inside a future that feels all too real, with characters we care about, and a story that we start wishing will never end.” – Rene Denfeld, best-selling author of The Child Finder

Subscribe to the Rumpus Book Club by July 15 to join us in reading Road Out of Winter, culminating in an exclusive online discussion with author Alison Stine about the book!

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