The first time I read this book I was about years old It sat along with several other Harold Bell Wright books on my dad s bookshelf I can still feel the old cover if I close my eyes and imagine
The first time I read this book I was about 9 years old. It sat, along with several other Harold Bell Wright books, on my dad's bookshelf. I can still feel the old cover if I close my eyes and imagine it. So it's safe to say there's a lot of memories held within this books pages.I remember shortly after I read it my family took a trip to the Ozarks in Missouri. It's pretty famous there and there is even a life showing held out doors. As I re-read the story over the last few days I found myself recalling bits and pieces of seeing it there, live on the stage.Wright does such a fantastic job of describing his characters. From the young giant, Grant Matthews (Young Matt) to the beautiful Sammy Lane. Every character has a unique feel to him or her and.. well there just aren't words to describe how much I enjoyed re-acquainting myself with them.If you are a nature lover, you would love this book. If you love good, solid stories dealing with life, love, death, heartache and a return to faith, you would love this book. And even though the book is somewhat dated its principles still apply to today. This book is one of my favorites and I'm just sad I haven't made time to revisit it sooner.Bestseller The Shepherd of the Hills By Harold Bell Wright go inside Books Here and there among men, there are those who pause in the hurried rush to listen to the call of a life that is real He who sees too much is cursed for a dreamer, a fanatic, or a fool, by the mad mob, who, having eyes, see not, ears and hear not, and refuse to understand From The Shepherd of the HillsOriginally published in 1907, The Shepherd of the Hills is Haro Here and there among men, there are those who pause in the hurried rush to listen to the call of a life that is real He who sees too much is cursed for a dreamer, a fanatic, or a fool, by the mad mob, who, having eyes, see not, ears and hear not, and refuse to understand From The Shepherd of the HillsOriginally published in 1907, The Shepherd of the Hills is Harold Bell Wright s most famous work Pelican Publishing Company is honored to bring this classic novel back to print as part of the Pelican Pouch series In The Shepherd of the Hills, Wright spins a tale of universal truths across the years to the modern day reader His Eden in the Ozarks has a bountiful share of life s enchantments, but is not without its serpents While Wright rejoices in the triumphs, grace, and dignity of his characters, he has not naively created a pastoral fantasyland where the pure at heart are spared life s struggles and pains Refusing to yield to the oft indulged temptation of painting for the reader the simple life of country innocents, Wright forthrightly shows the passions and the life and death struggles that go on even in the fairest of environments that man invades The shepherd, an elderly, mysterious, learned man, escapes the buzzing restlessness of the city to live in the backwoods neighborhood of Mutton Hollow in the Ozark hills There he encounters Jim Lane, Grant Matthews, Sammy, Young Matt, and other residents of the village, and gradually learns to find a peace about the losses he has borne and has yet to bear Through the shepherd and those around him, Wright assembles here a gentle and utterly masterful commentary on strength and weakness, failure and success, tranquility and turmoil, and punishment and absolution This tale of life in the Ozarks continues to draw thousands of devotees to outdoor performances in Branson, Missouri, where visitors can also see the cabin where the real Old Matt and Aunt Mollie lived.Harold Bell Wright also is the author of That Printer of Udell s pb and The Calling of Dan Matthews pb , both published by Pelican.. Harold Bell Wright was a best selling American author of the first part of the 20th century Between 1903 and 1942, this minister turned author wrote nineteen books, several scripts for stage plays, and several magazine articles At least fifteen movies were made from his novels Seven of Wright s books appeared on the top ten best sellers lists, two of them twice, including a number one seller in 1914, a number two in 1916 and a third best seller three times He s best known for his work entitled The Shepherd of the Hills which was made into the well known, outdoor play, of the same name, performed in Branson, Mo.. Popular Kindle The Shepherd of the Hills 4.5 StarsHave you ever been so intimidated by the plethora of 5 star reviews of a particular book that you dare not pick it up for fear of disappointment? This happens to me occasionally and is probably the main reason this lovely 1907 dustjacketed book stood in my bookcase for well over a year before I read it. Shocking, I know.Still, I'm a firm believer in "the right book at the right time" and this was the right time so it all worked out.I won't go into detail on the plot because there's a lot of reviews on this already. Basic story line: An older city gentleman moves to the Ozark mountains to get away from society, purge his demons and try to make amends forsomething in his past. There he settles down more comfortably than expected and becomes "one of the family" to the mountain folk who live there, 'finding himself' in the process.But old secrets die hard...or not at all.This book had a little of everything: the mad boy who runs wild in the hills, strange sounds in the forests, a forgotten gold mine, larger than life "Lorna Doone-type" menfolk, drought, poverty, redemption, romance etc.The author was apparently a minister before he turned to writing, but this is not a preachy or doctrinal book. Moralizing, ok perhaps a little, (the author had a "real men work the land" mentality) but no sermonizing or religious agenda. The characters believe in God as the Creator and that is a part of who they are. But the characters are multi faceted and flawed. They make mistakes and grow from them, learning the true meaning of being a "sure enough" lady or gentleman, and this really touches the heart of the reader.A good, old fashioned read.
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