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Synopsis: Mister Rabbit, Indian Ponies, a kindly carpenter named Uncle Jones, a mysterious elevator operator, a wise grandmother and a host of others serve as guides for Johnny and his special friend Olivia as they grow up in the central Kentucky countryside over the course of these seven connected stories. Tinged with the nostalgia of coming of age in the middle of America in the middle of the last century, these stories also convey a timeless saga of becoming oneself and negotiating life in the balance between the material and the spiritual, with love as the truest guide and goal.
This volume draws together for the first time stories that were previously published over many years in a variety of journals, and for that reasons alone both new readers and longtime fans of Hay's writing will take pleasure in their appearance here. But this is no mere compilation. In revisiting these tales Hay has fashioned them into a single narrative that traces his protagonists from young childhood to the cusp of embarking on their adult lives. Combining elements of the classic Bildungsroman, or novel of education, with lyrical passages celebrating the beauty of nature - nowhere more beautiful than in the author's native Bluegrass - and a child's first encounters with the mysteries of life, and love, these are stories that will delightand inspire.
About the Author: John Hay is the author of several children's books, including Rover and Coo Coo for which he received the Friends of American Writers Juvenile Fiction Award. His short stories have appeared in the Sewanee Review and other journals as well as The Kentucky Anthology: 200 Years of Writing in the Bluegrass State. He lives on the farm where he grew up outside of Frankfort, Kentucky.
Title: Love That Moves The Sun
Publisher: Broadstone Books
Book Condition: Very Good
Book Description Broadstone Books, 2014. Condition: New. book. Seller Inventory # M1937968138