Trail of Hearts Blood Wherever We Go: A Novel
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Trail of Hearts Blood Wherever We Go: A Novel

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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
Paperback, 416 pages
Published August 15th 1998 by Owl Books
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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...more
Christopher Gronlund
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!
Chip Carman
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.
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
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.
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...more
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