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Keith Baker, a cattle farmer in western North Carolina, lives a simple but tiring rural life. Physical labor has become his refuge from emotional frustration, struggle, and sorrow. Returning to his hometown in Alabama, however, he is forced to reunite with old friends and foes and to revisit family stories that shed light on his present life. As autumn passes, Keith, torn ...more
Paperback, 129 pages
Published February 1st 2011 by Chapel Hill Press, Inc.
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This books flows along like life...the pace of the book in some way reminds us of our mortality and place in life's great tapestry. Keith, the main character, long-divorced, not seeing his son regularly, works daily on his farm in North Carolina. His story interacts with his neighbors, community, and his past finding surprises around the corners; his eccentric neighbors, another love, the surprises of his father's past all tie together with the death of his brother.

His own mortality confronts hi
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Bradford Philen has taught high school English since 2002 in Namibia, New York City, Senegal, China, and is now working in the Philippines. He is the author of the novel AUTUMN FALLS and a short story collection entitled EVERYTHING IS INSHA'ALLAH. His third work of fiction WHEN THE COLOR STARTED is out now with Tailwinds Press. You can find his full list of publications at http://www.bradfordphile ...more

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