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A Riverman’s Legacy & Other Ozark Tales (by Rick Mansfield)
In the Ozark Plateau, tales have circulated the hills for centuries that celebrate the wonder of the Ozark’s natural beauty and the passions of its people. In his collection of short stories—both real and imagined—Rick Mansfield captures the traditions of the unique folk who have lived, worked, and loved near the steep valley walls, spring-fed streams, and the Current River for hundreds of years.
Mansfield provides an enthralling tour through history while sharing a glimpse into the heart of the Ozark people. When her husband, Paul, brings home wood from a downed tree, his wife, Jenny, eventually creates a beautiful table where both joys and sorrows of life are celebrated. Art’s unconditional love for his son is chronicled while an old Ozark hunting tradition is revealed. After searching the whole world for answers, Frank Brown finds solace and salvation in a moonlit stream. Sally, who is finally ready to reenter social life after overcoming a personal tragedy, discovers the power of a discarded piece of ribbon. A father’s love for his daughter is evident as a prayer request is made and answered in a graveyard.
A Riverman’s Legacy & Other Ozark Tales shares a collection of entertaining short stories that capture the essence of the Ozark culture, the beauty of a surrounding land, and the passions of its people.