Praise for Fertile Ground

"Fertile Ground brings the past alive with nuance"
--Jonis Agee, author of
 The River Wife and
 Sweet Eyes 

"A rich, vital story of the homefront"
--Cary Holladay, author of
 Horse People: Stories

"A riveting mystery"
--Timothy Schaffert, author of
 The Little Coffins of Hope

"Dramatically suspenseful— provocative"
--Judy Slater
- author of The Baby Can Sing and other Stories

Fertile Ground is a novel that brings to light a dark chapter of American history. During the cold spring of 1942 in upstate New York, US  government officials steal away German-born farmer Hans Müller in the middle of the night, leaving his wife and two sons alone and without explanation. Does Hans’ odd obsession with his shortwave radio and foreign newspapers  mean his quaint American life has been a lie? Or has the government  made a horrible mistake that threatens to undo their family?

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