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Grant Kimi Cunningham FALLEN MOUNTAINS c



People magazine's "Best New Books," November, 2021

An Indie Next pick for November, 2021
One of the "Biggest Mysteries and Thrillers for 2021"―Goodreads

One of the "Best New Books to Read" --New York Post
One of the "Best New Books of October 2021"
One of the "20 Fall and Winter Releases to Have on Your Radar"
One of the "October Mysteries & Thrillers to Know"

Fall Mysteries and Thrillers We Can't Wait to Read (Amazon Editors' Picks)
Peek Ahead at the Biggest Mysteries and Thrillers for the Rest of the Year (Goodreads)
11 Mystery and Thriller Books We're Looking Forward to in the End of 2021 (Murder & Mayhem)





"Grant’s evocative prose, nuanced characters, and undercurrent of quiet tension will appeal to a variety of readers."

Library Journal

“An exceptional novel, filled with vivid prose and surprising revelations of character.”

"If you want suspense, atmospheric, a remote setting, and a character-driven narrative with an ending you’ll be thinking about long after finishing, this is absolutely your next read."


"“[A] multilayered work of suspense...Grant anchors the novel with penetrating creativity and striking originality, augmented by enduringly memorable characters and precise, occasionally lyrical prose. At once heartbreaking and harrowing, redemptive and riveting.”

"[An] evocative novel of suspense...Grant is a writer to watch."

Publisher's Weekly

"Grant's lyrical writing and a deep understanding of her characters propel These Silent Woods…[an] emotional story that gains heart-pounding suspense when the outside world intrudes.” 

Shelf Awareness

Ron Rash,
bestselling author of Serena

Fredericksburg Free Lance-Star

In The Press



Kimi Cunningham Grant is the author of three books. Silver Like Dust is a memoir chronicling her Japanese-American grandparents and their internment during World War II. Her second book, Fallen Mountains, is a literary mystery set in a small town in Pennsylvania, where fracking has just begun. These Silent Woods, her third book, is a story of survival, sacrifice, and just how far a father will go when faced with losing it all. Kimi is a two-time winner of a Dorothy Sargent Rosenberg Memorial Prize in Poetry and a recipient of a Pennsylvania Council on the Arts fellowship in creative nonfiction. Her poems and essays have appeared in Literary Mama, RATTLE, Poet Lore, and Whitefish Review. She lives, writes, and teaches in Pennsylvania.


Her new novel will hit shelves in 2024.

Photo by Ann Bickel


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