Thursday, December 6, 2007

St. Hubert's Stag by John Richard Lindermuth

Title: St. Hubert's Stag
Author: John Richard Lindermuth
Publisher: iUniverse
ISBN: 0595328695
Genre: Fiction

Have you ever read a story by a natural-born storyteller and gone back to a time to meet characters you had never known, yet come away with a feeling of having gone home? That's how St. Hubert's Stag will make you feel if you enjoy visiting small-town folks who live ordinary lives, but are very interesting people.

Jake Keller is an ailing, aging man determined to have one last hunt in his beloved woods, the place that has always felt like his real home. Nothing, anyone can say will make him change his mind. The desire is like a fever in his blood and must run its course. And, while hunting, he is forced to confront his mortality.

The very talented John Richard Lindermuth has taken a patch of woods, a very small town, and peopled them with characters you will miss when you close this book with a satisfied sigh and wish it had been longer. You'll get to meet Jake's son, Andy, who keeps a small store, his wife Janet and their son Nipper. In the background lurk a wonderful assortment of people who come to life on these pages and make the story move.

Highly recommended as a pleasant way to spend some time. This is a tale you can read again and learn something new about the characters. A keeper. Enjoy. I sure did.

Anne K. Edwards

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