This book is based on the true life of Henry Stuart. When the 67-year-old former professor finds out he is dying of tuberculosis, he vows to “learn in solitude how to save myself.” He sets off for Fairhope, Alabama, with only the writings of his beloved Tolstoy for company. There, the barefoot poet builds himself a small hut and slowly becomes an inspiration for the rest of the utopian town. When his last few months become his last few years, Henry’s attempt to understand death becomes a lesson on life.
The Widow and the Tree features a 500-year-old Ghosthead Oak, whose stately presence has borne witness to the rise and fall of generations, to the hopes and dreams of untold lives, and to the births and deaths of innumerable residents alongcoastal Alabama. So why would a widow enter a biker bar and hire a man to chainsaw the cherished landmark?
From acclaimed author Sonny Brewer comes a remarkable novel, based on true events, that will touch the heart of anyone who has ever loved a pet. While Brewer is on a book tour in San Francisco, his golden retriever, Cormac, vanishes from their Alabama home. What follows is an extraordinary adventure, as Brewer travels door-to-door searching for information, only to discover the trail leads far beyond Alabama.
When 80-year-old Rove MacNee sets about to tell his life's story, he begins a coming-of-age narrative that takes place in the small gulf-coast town of Fairhope, Alabama. The son of an alcoholic captain, Rove finds peace casting his fishing net into the sea, but soon faces the crossroads of his life.
"made me miss the good old days"