Fallen Mountains book cover, house nestled into the woods, clouds, sky, field

Fallen Mountains book cover, house nestled into the woods, clouds, sky, field

Fallen Mountains

by Kimi Cunningham Grant

Release Date: 3/5/2019

ISBN: 9781948705189 | eBook ISBN: 9781948705264

A Novel of Rural Noir

When Transom Schultz goes missing shortly after returning to his tightly knit hometown of Fallen Mountains, Pennsylvania, his secrets are not the only ones that threaten to emerge.

Something terrible happened seventeen years ago. Red, the sheriff, is haunted by it. Possum, the victim, wants revenge. In the present, Transom’s treacherous land dealings threaten to devastate the whole town, his childhood friend Chase most of all. And Laney worries her one thoughtless mistake with Transom could shatter everything she’s built.

An unnerving thriller of small-town roots, where loyalty, love, trust, and family can trap a person on a path of tragedy.

Please note: This readers’ guide is intended for people who have read and completed Fallen Mountains. It references some plot details that may spoil the mystery if you haven’t finished the book, but should enhance your discussions if you have.


An intense and engaging portrait of characters driven by—and bound by—the secrets of their pasts . . . an absorbing mystery as well as a gracefully layered story of death and loss in a small town.
— Allen Eskens, USA Today bestselling author of The Life We Bury
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About Kimi Cunningham Grant

Kimi Cunningham Grant is the author of Fallen Mountains as well as the memoir Silver Like Dust: One Family’s Story of America’s Japanese Internment (Pegasus Books, 2012). She 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 studied English at Bucknell University, Messiah College, and Oxford University. She lives, writes, and teaches in Pennsylvania.