Trail of Hearts Blood Wherever We Go

Trail of Hearts Blood Wherever We Go Eddie Ryan haiku poet Vietnam veteran and town mortician of Inverawe New Hampshire sps his days slipping hand written poems into the pockets of the departed keeping lists of bizarre local deaths

Eddie Ryan, haiku poet, Vietnam veteran, and town mortician of Inverawe, New Hampshire, sps his days slipping hand written poems into the pockets of the departed, keeping lists of bizarre local deaths, and protecting his wife and children from his own fear and anxiety Then, one snowy Christmas eve, a gypsy logger named Cody steers his truck onto Ryan s front lawn with thEddie Ryan, haiku poet, Vietnam veteran, and town mortician of Inverawe, New Hampshire, sps his days slipping hand written poems into the pockets of the departed, keeping lists of bizarre local deaths, and protecting his wife and children from his own fear and anxiety Then, one snowy Christmas eve, a gypsy logger named Cody steers his truck onto Ryan s front lawn with the accidentally bisected corpse of his partner strapped to his plow Cody, garrulous and grieving, wins Eddie s sympathy and a place to stay Soon, Eddie and Cody find themselves sping time together fishing, hunting, drinking, and unraveling the secrets of their Inverawe neighbors, including the most troubling mystery of all who is stealing the hearts from Eddie s corpses and why A Trail of Heart s Blood Wherever We Go is vintage Olmstead lyrical, heady, and full of hard won wisdom.

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About Author

  1. Robert Olmstead born January 3, 1954 is an award winning American novelist and educator.Olmstead was born in 1954 in Westland, New Hampshire He grew up on a farm After high school, he enrolled at Davidson College with a football scholarship, but left school after three semesters in which he compiled a poor academic record He later attended Syracuse University, where he studied with Raymond Carver and Tobias Wolff and received both bachelor s and master s degrees, in 1977 and 1983, respectively.He is currently the Director of Creative Writing at Ohio Wesleyan University He has also served as the Senior Writer in Residence at Dickinson College and as the director of creative writing at Boise State University Olmstead teaches in the Low Residency MFA program in creative writing at Converse College.Olmstead is the author of the novels America by Land, A Trail of Heart s Blood Wherever We Go and Soft Water He is also the author of a memoir Stay Here With Me, as well as River Dogs, a collection of short stories, and the textbook Elements of the Writing Craft 2 He was the recipient of a Guggenheim Fellowship in 1989 and an NEA Literature Fellowship in 1993.His novel Coal Black Horse 2007 has received national acclaim, including the 2007 Chicago Tribune Heartland Prize for Fiction 7 and the 2008 Ohioana Book Award for Fiction it was also selected for the On the Same Page Cincinnati reading program and the Choose to Read Ohio s 2011 booklist.Booklist has named his latest novel Far Bright Star 2009 the second book in the Coal Black Horse trilogy as one of the Top Ten Westerns of the Decade the book also received the 2010 Western Writers of America Spur Award One reviewer praised Olmstead s ability to translate nature s revelatory beauty into words , commenting that Coal Black Horse evokes what Henry David Thoreau described in Walden as the indescribable innocence and beneficence of Nature by contrast, the Mexican desert of Far Bright Star is the place of the sun shriveled and the dried up The Chicago Tribune review praised the authenticity of the imagery and experiences in Olmstead s writing, while also comparing his writing to that of Ernest Hemingway It noted the influence of contemporary events, such as the guerrila warfare during the U.S occupation of Fallujah during the Iraq War.

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Trail of Hearts Blood Wherever We Go Comment

  1. I could go on and on, but the best thing I can say about A Trail of Heart s Blood Wherever We Go is that it s my favorite book


  2. I found this book at the library in my small town The librarian has worked there for many years She often sticks book reviews and news clippings into books For this particular book, she typed a special message and placed it into the book flap to cover the blurb The note says If you read the publisher s flyleaf, many of the small mysteries and surprises of the story will be laid bare before your eyes Trust instead that Olmstead has written a marvelous metaphor of the throbbing machinery of relati [...]


  3. This was a great character study kind of book He s an undertaker and someone is stealing his customers hearts The problem is, it takes over 200 pages before they get to that At 420 pages expect a long read.


  4. This is a real man s book, about love, friendship, fatherhood, and community filled with grace and humanity in the passionate, humorous prose of one our most gifted authors I recommend this book to everyone without reservation.



  5. Great undertones, mood Slowed a little in the middle, but by the end, had that McCarthy Suttree , or Orchard Keeper kind of feeling Liked it a lot


  6. Probably my favorite of all of Robert s books The characters are incredible I was reading this while I took a workshop from Robert Great memories.



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