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Pancake Hollow Primer: A Hudson Valley Story

3.86  ·  Rating details ·  7 Ratings  ·  3 Reviews
Pancake Hollow Primer is the story of Gulf War vet and drifter Frank Closky who finds himself on a physical and spiritual journey after he inherits an 1820s farmhouse in New York's Hudson Valley.
At first indifferent to his ownership of "seven acres with a house, outbuildings, and all the contents within," Frank discovers a land where nature speaks its ancient history, whe
Paperback, 168 pages
Published May 1st 2011 by Codhill Press
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Jan 24, 2013 rated it did not like it
Some books have you traveling a bullet-train through the big city, hurtling from one big city to the next. Pancake Hollow Primer is not this book - it's like a slow ride down a country lane from your Auntie Florence's house to the old elm tree and back. A pleasant journey, but not particularly exciting.

I am a lover of poetic writing, and this book has it in abundance. Actually, it is sprinkled liberally with poems, many of which are probably inspired by the story but don't really enhance it. Thi
Jun 16, 2012 rated it it was amazing
"Pancake Hollow Primer" is an exquisite novel, a remarkable portrayal of the inner life of a traumatized, withdrawn, non-verbal man, who is healed by the loving forces of the magical, natural world around him. The subtle, highly nuanced meaning of objects, and they ways in which they both carry and contain the history of themselves and the people who handled them, is evoctively portrayed. Everyone should have a Pancake Hollow in their lives.
Sheri Bauer
Apr 14, 2013 rated it really liked it
Reread. Enjoyed it even more this time.
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