Elizabeth Moore


Published by Alternative Book Press


Available at

The Batsto Village Store (Hammonton, NJ)

The Book Swap Cafe (Medford, NJ)

Porter Square Books (Cambridge, MA)

The MIT Press Bookstore (Cambridge, MA)

The Book Rack (Arlington, MA)

as well as

Amazon and Barnes and Noble

Special order a signed copy from Porter Square Books


Welcome to Cedar Mill, a late-nineteenth century industrial town in the heart of the New Jersey Pine Barrens. 

Rachel Morris—young, outspoken, and impulsive—becomes involved in a consuming relationship with David Cranmer, her long-time friend and partner-in-crime. Set against the backdrop of a vividly-imagined historical town that is itself in the throes of major change, this relationship comes to affect Rachel and David (and all who know them) in ways that are simultaneously deeply-felt, heartbreaking and revealing.

Meanwhile, in present-day Boston, twenty-something Emma Harris is reeling from the recent death of her mother. Teetering on the edge of depression and yearning for the certainty of knowledge, Emma undertakes a journey of discovery that ultimately leads her to the ruins of a Pine Barrens ghost town, where she might come to encounter the curious interplay between what is known and what is not, between truth and life—and, in so doing, find closure.


"Readers will become...caught up in the story and the rich tapestry of its setting."—Kelly-Lynne Reimer, Historical Fiction Addicts

"What an articulate, dynamic young writer! Definitely not afraid to boldly go. And she has a terrific reading voice - I visualized the scenes as she read. Please, please pick up her book if you can..."
—Charlotte Pierce, President, Independent Publishers of New England (IPNE) and Face the Book TV

"Set in an imagined, yet historically believable rising paper-making industrial village in the New Jersey Pinelands, this novel is truly worth a read. The author combines her knowledge of the region's geography and old-time culture and language with the travails of a modern woman seeking answers about her ancestral past."—Amazon Review

"A thoroughly engaging and evocative story, which lingers with you long after you have put the book down. I look forward to future works from this truly talented author."—Amazon Review

"Well written, thought provoking tale. Hard to put down."—Amazon Review

Click below for an author interview/reading with Charlotte Pierce of the Independent Publishers of New England: