Thorndike Press

Stay and Fight

  • Madeline ffitch
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  • ISBN-10: 143286808X
  • ISBN-13: 9781432868086
  • DDC: Fic
  • Shipping Weight: 1.45 lbs ( .66 kgs)
  • 530 Pages | Hardcover
  • Published/Released October 2019



Helen arrives in Appalachian Ohio full of love and her boyfriend’s ideas for living off the land. Too soon, with winter coming, he calls it quits. Helped by Rudy — her boss — and a neighbor couple, Helen makes it to spring. Those neighbors, Karen and Lily, are awaiting the arrival of their first child, a boy, which means their time at the Women’s Land Trust must end. Helen invites the new family to throw in with her — they’ll split the work and the food, build a house, and make a life that sustains them, barely. Then Rudy sets up a fruit-tree nursery on the pipeline easement edging their land and the outside world is brought clamoring into their makeshift family.