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The Poet of Tolstoy Park by Sonny Brewer
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Aug 20, 2008

really liked it

I really liked this book. I bought it because it is about an historical figure who lived in Fairhope, Alabama, my father's home time. The main character, Henry Stuart, was a retired college professor from Idaho. He had been diagnosed with tuberculosis and told he had only one year to live. He moved to Fairhope, a utopian colony, and built a beehive shaped house, thinking that working with his hands was the best way to live out his life. But, he didn't die, but lived for 20 more years. I remember seeing the house when I was a child. The book was, of course, about facing the end of life, and the author did a credible job.

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message 2: by Eric (new)

Eric I want to read this one - sounds fascinating.

message 1: by Ann (new) - rated it 4 stars

Ann Riall I'm trying to get your dad to read it, but I am happy to pass it along the next time you visit (T'giving??). I'm thinking about emailing the author, and impulse I don't often have.

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