The Shepherd of the Hills

My favorite novel is “The Shepherd of the Hills” by Harold Bell Wright.  The novel is set in the early Nineteenth Century in the Ozark Mountains about 10 miles from where I live.  It is fictional, but it’s based on some local characters that Mr. Wright met while here in these rugged mountains.  As is not uncommon, the educated stranger to these mountains is taught many important lessons by the regular folks who are born,...

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