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A Bear Tale

2.71  ·  Rating Details ·  14 Ratings  ·  4 Reviews
A bear, a 25-year-old nursing student and her dog, and one autumn week that changes a small rural community in the Pacific Northwest. This novella is about love and death and a bear trap full of doughnuts. Diana O'Neil is the fierce heroine who wants to fall in love, but is trapped herself.
Paperback, 72 pages
Published March 5th 2011 by Createspace (first published February 20th 2011)
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Brian Rush
Aug 03, 2012 Brian Rush rated it it was amazing
This is a deeply spiritual story in a completely Pagan vein and one with lessons about the power of instinct and the connection between the artificial world of civilization and the animal nature from which civilization springs.

It’s set in rural Washington State (not too far from where the author lives in real life) and commences as a bear is reported to attack a woman and her dog. The main character and her dog encounter a second bear, and the instinctive antipathy between dog and bear drives ma
Sherrie Cronin
Oct 02, 2012 Sherrie Cronin rated it really liked it
A delightful story about the clash between civilized expectations and the wild in each of us. I particularly liked getting bits of the various animal's points of view, and the author's obvious familiarity with the part of the country that she describes. Although told with a sparse poet's touch, this tale leaves room for wry observations about love, life and road repair. It's not a story without sorrow, but in the end it offers a hopeful message about the places where humans and the rest of the w ...more
Mar 17, 2012 Shirley rated it liked it
Short, sweet, easy read. I actually wish the author had made it longer and developed the characters more as I did like the storyline.
Jerry Napier
Jul 04, 2013 Jerry Napier rated it really liked it
good book
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