“Immersive . . . This riveting portrayal of early Colonial New England shines a speculative but compelling light on the time and place.” — Kirkus Reviews
“Tim Weed’s Will Poole’s Island is a doorway to an earlier world when the United States existed as a borderless tract of land whose dimensions could hardly be imagined. This is a superb novel, written with truth and daring at its core.” — Joseph Monninger, National Endowment for the Arts Fellow and author of The World as We Know It
“It’s been so long since I felt like a little girl in love with books again. Treasure Island, Island of the Blue Dolphins, The Yearling, lazing around on a spot of sunshine totally engrossed in this other, historical world, that’s how I feel about Will Poole’s Island.” — Suzanne Kingsbury, author of The Summer Fletcher Greel Loved Me
“Will Poole’s Island does several things and does them well. It is a sweet coming-of-age story, a riveting adventure tale, an insightful analysis of a difficult time in American history and an eloquent plea for understanding among all peoples.” — The Recorder, Greenfield, Mass.
Hardcover, paperback, and Kindle editions were released in 2014 by Namelos Editions, where the book’s editor is the excellent Stephen Roxburgh. (Click to read Stephen’s fascinating article about his experience as Roald Dahl’s editor for The Witches.) Will Poole’s Island was an Editors’ Pick in the fall 2014 edition of award-winning Middlebury Magazine. It was an August 2014 Pick of the Month at one of the world’s great independent bookstores, Nantucket Bookworks.
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