Robert James Waller returns with the haunting, evocative story of a small town, a beautiful and mysterious woman, and the man forever changed by both. To a town called Salamander, comes Carlisle McMillan, a traveler and master carpenter seeking a place of quiet amid the grinding roar of progress. Near Wolf Butte, a strange and apparently haunted monolith, he finds his quiet, or so he believes, and begins rebuilding a decrepit house as a tribute to the gruff old man who taught him a carpenters skills, rebuilding his life at the same time. He finds two very different, independent women: Gally Deveraux, who works at a diner in Salamander and longs for something more than she is, and Susanna Benteen, beautiful and enigmatic, who was drawn to Salamander for mysterious reasons of her own, a woman the town has labeled a witch.
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'[Brings] schmaltz to another plane....Waller stops along the way for some hackneyed business about an Indian sacred site nearby. About half a book, and pretty thin at that.' - Kirkus.
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Waller is the author of The Bridges of Madison County. The character of Carlisle McMillan is the son of Robert Kincaid from 'Bridges...' .
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