Macmillan/Roaring Brook Press
In a small town on the brink of the Civil War, Catrina finds a man making strange patterns in her family’s sorghum crop. He’s mad with fever, naked, and strikingly beautiful. He has no memory of who he is or what he’s done before Catrina found him in Stone Field. But that doesn’t bother Catrina because she doesn’t like thinking about the things she’s done before either.
Catrina and Stonefield fall passionately, dangerously, in love. All they want is to live with each other, in harmony with the land and away from Cat’s protective brother, the new fanatical preacher, and the neighbors who are scandalized by their relationship. But Stonefield can’t escape the truth about who he is, and the conflict tearing apart the country demands that everyone take a side before the bloodbath reaches their doorstep.
Inspired by Emily Bronte’s Wuthering Heights, Stone Field is a passionate and atmospheric story of how violence and vengeance pervert the human spirit, and how hatred can be transcended by love.
Praise for Stone Field:
“Dark and sorrowful … mature and sizzling YA historical fiction.” –School Library Journal
“Lenzi ingeniously reimagines the English moors of Wuthering Heights as the rolling hills of Missouri.”-BCCB, STARRED
“A page-turning story … told with passion and beauty.” -Francisco X. Stork, award-winning author of Marcelo in the Real World
“Lenzi is a writer to watch!” ~ R.A. Nelson, author of acclaimed novels, including Teach Me.
“There are many surprises in this mash-up of Brontë, Shakespeare, and multicultural American history. Fans of Civil War fiction and/or literary romance with a capital R will enjoy losing themselves in this tumultuous tragedy.” –BCCB, STARRED