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Trail of Hearts Blood Wherever We Go: A Novel

3.99  ·  Rating Details  ·  77 Ratings  ·  8 Reviews

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 th
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Paperback, 416 pages
Published August 15th 1998 by Owl Books
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Kate
Jun 29, 2014 Kate rated it really liked it
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
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Christopher Gronlund
Feb 26, 2011 Christopher Gronlund rated it it was amazing
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!
Judine
Mar 10, 2015 Judine rated it it was amazing
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.
Ken
Oct 31, 2014 Ken rated it it was ok
As poor as Coal Black Horse was good.
Chip Carman
Jun 08, 2012 Chip Carman rated it liked it
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.
Pablo
Apr 23, 2009 Pablo rated it really liked it
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...
Sara Kuhl
Jun 17, 2009 Sara Kuhl rated it it was amazing
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.
Sara
Aug 21, 2012 Sara rated it it was amazing
I love Robert Olmstead's writing style but this is my favorite of his fiction pieces.
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Robert Olmstead (born January 3, 1954) is an award-winning American novelist and educator.

Olmstead was born in 1954 in Westmoreland, 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 Raymon
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