My Heart is a Mountain: Tales of Magic and the Land (Holy Cow! Press)

A short fiction collection celebrating Place, and blending the magic and the mundane.


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Praise for My Heart is a Mountain: Tales of Magic and the Land:

“Catherine Holm writes with great and winning assurance and with nuanced compassion. My Heart is a Mountain is a truly lovely book by a fine writer.”
Robert Olen Butler
Pulitzer Prize-winning author of A Good Scent from a Strange Mountain

“Catherine Holm is a gifted storyteller. She explores the journeys we must all take through grief and healing, life and death; and she writes of the land with the passion of a lover. Her writing is both magical and of the earth; lyrical and accessible. I highly recommend her stories to anyone who listens for the heartbeat of the earth.”
Mary Casanova
Author of The Klipfish Code

“This fine debut collection of stories has great variety, and both reach and grasp of what it means to be fully human.”
Will Weaver
Author of The Last Hunter: An American Family Album

Review excerpts:

“Gracefully written, interesting, and compassionate” — Mary Ann Grossmann of the Pioneer Press

“A fascinating and insightful short fiction collection. My Heart is a Mountain is very highly recommended.”–John Burroughs, Midwest Book Review

Rural genes bring out the best in this author” (click on the link for full article) — Dave Woods

“Holm has great insight into human nature. After you read these stories, their heart will linger, as does the landscape that she writes about.” — Sheila Packa, former Poet Laureate of Duluth, MN

Other Reviews of My Heart is a Mountain
Grand Rapids Herald-Review
Mesabi Daily News
The Timberjay
Ken Wachsberger’s blog

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