- The first thing that happens is that Cal Willard gets shot in the foot. It’s 1977, the day after Thanksgiving, which means that deer season is almost over. Cal’s brother George goes to the hospital to see him, even though he hasn’t had much to do with Cal for years, really since he got a law degree and moved to town. George has two daughters, now both grown up.
A deeply engaging rural tragedy, with overtones of James Agee's A Death in the Family....
retired editor, Vermont Life Magazine
With her straightforward, no-nonsense prose, Ruth Porter has staked a claim on our American literary soil, evoking rural Vermont with the skill of the region’s finest craftsmen....
author of Modern Baptists