THE THIRD HILL NORTH OF TOWN

By Noah Bly
Kensington BooksFebruary 2014
kensingtonbooks.com

Trade400 pages, $15.00, ISBN: 978-0758290779
Subject: Friendship / Loss / Social Issues

“A brilliant combination of chaos and coincidence. With fresh language and uniquely imperfect characters, Noah Bly weaves a story of a cross-country trek that is both improbable and believable. This fresh, engrossing novel left me convinced of the power of memory, even as it arises from a disturbed mind, and taught me—as Bly promises—the wisdom of faith in the ridiculous.” Anna Jean Mayhew, author of The Dry Grass of August

“This is an eerie, haunting, beautifully realized novel populated by charming misfits and eccentrics.”Joseph Olshan, author of Cloudland

“Once The Third Hill North of Town turns over its engine, readers will do well to secure their grip on themselves, their loved ones, and any notions they have about guilt and innocence, truth and trust, convenience and blame. By its end, Bly's whirlwind challenges much of what we believe without necessarily meaning to, including those comfortable views on the infinite gradations we lump under the banner of mental illness, including racism. A hell of a journey.”Kyle Beachy, author of The Slide

“What a wild ride this novel is! The Third Hill North of Town grabs hold and doesn't let go. A story of the tragedy and beauty of coincidence and circumstance, this novel is one that brings the unlikeliest characters together in a way that is somehow both surprising and meaningful.”T. Greenwood, author of Bodies of Water

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