“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
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Hardcover and paperback editions were released in August, 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 selected as an August 2014 Pick of the Month by one of the world’s great independent bookstores, Nantucket Bookworks. Librarians, book club organizers, and teachers: download the Discussion Guide and the Historical Timeline.
You can order either version of the book from major on-line retailers including Amazon, Powell’s, Barnes & Noble, or (via Indiebound) your own local bookstore. Please don’t hesitate to “like” Tim’s author page on Facebook and add Will Poole’s Island to your books on Goodreads.