The Winter Boy
Reminiscent of Margaret Atwood, Mary Doria Russell and Ursula K. LeGuin, "The Winter Boy" explores important political issues within a dynamic, character-driven otherworld, wrapped up in great storytelling.
A cloistered society of widows has forged a centuries-long peace by using dialog, reason and sexual intimacy to train young men destined to be their world's leaders. But a new widow’s first season with a “problem” boy is disrupted and distorted, when she uncovers a web of conspiracies that threaten his life and could destroy their entire society. And a winter that should have been a gentle, quiet season becomes one of conflict, anger and danger.
A Locus Award nominee and a Bookwatch Reviewers' Choice
About Sally Wiener Grotta (Philadelphia, Pennsylvania Author)
Sally Wiener Grotta is a consummate storyteller, reflecting her deep humanism and appreciation for the poignancy of life. As an award-winning journalist, she has authored hundreds of articles, columns, essays and reviews for scores of glossy magazines, newspapers, journals and online publications. In addition to her novels, she has authored numerous non-fiction books.
A member of the Authors Guild and SFWA, Sally Wiener Grotta is a frequent speaker at conferences. schools and other organizations storytelling, creativity, the business of writing, as well as on photography and the traditional tradespeople of her American Hands narrative portrait project. She welcomes invitations to participate in discussions with book clubs (occasionally in person, more often via Skype, Google Hangout, or phone), and to do occasional readings. You can also connect with her on Facebook, Twitter and/or her blog.