We are making our way across the USA Fiction Challenge.
Today our stop is the Show Me State of Missouri.
The Shepherd Of the Hills
by Harold Bell Wright
The story depicts the lives of mountain people living in the Ozarks.
The main story surrounds the relationship between Grant Matthews Senior and Dad Howitt Howitt is elderly, learned man who has escaped the buzzing restlessness of the city to live in the backwoods neighborhood of Mutton Hollow. Howitt spends his time alone, acting as a mediator and friend to the mountain people, and trying to recover from his tragic past, which includes the deaths of his wife and children, and the later presumed madness and subsequent suicide of his only surviving child, his artist son (Mad Howard). Howitt's reclusiveness has earned him the moniker "The Shepherd of The Hills" But he befriends the Matthews clan who come to love and trust him.
Written by Harold Bell Wright (1872 –1944)
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