This is a book of seventeen short stories. Some of them are true. In these pages, you will meet with departed brothers, broken hearts, gnomes, sheep, forest nymphs, sinners and hopeful saints. Travel to an ancient Celtic hilltop, get lost on an Alaskan glacier or loose your way in the Northern Forest…at night. You may even find yourself in a bar alongside a haunted hillside road, dropping quarters into a jukebox and waiting for Patsy Cline to sing away your fears.
About the Author
Patrick Egan is the author of the novel "Standing Stone" and a memoir "An American in Dorset." He has also written numerous articles on history, education and science that have been published both regionally and nationally. His works have appeared in Adirondack Life, Adirondac, The Science Teacher, Science Digest, Pennsylvania Naturalist and other periodicals. He is a native of Owego, New York and has lived in Connecticut, Pennsylvania, Alaska, Louisiana and New York City. Patrick has traveled widely in the U.S., Canada, China, Russia and Europe. He was an exchange teacher to England for a year in the 1980s. A retired science teacher, Patrick lives in the Adirondack Mountains of New York State with his wife, Mariam. His leisure interests include hiking, kayaking, photography, astronomy, watercolor painting, gravestone rubbing and keeping his passport up to date.