Doubleday (1982)

Set against the awesome beauty of the Grand Tetons, Open Season is a novel about a charmed circle of friends and what happens when an outsider falls in love with the dazzling—and married—woman at its center. From the moment Mark and Barbara meet, to the frightening climax, Open Season combines high action with harrowing insight into the struggle between the ties that bind people and the needs that tear them apart.



“James Magnuson writes convincingly about the majestic Teton scenery; he is also wise about the terrible ways adult follies can wound children.... On the most basic level Open Season captured me.”

~ New York Times Book Review


“A novel with all of the subtle sexual tension of The Alexandria Quartet and the inevitability of a Greek tragedy.”

~ David Bradley, author of The Chaneysville Incident