Poplar Hill by Stephen Ramey Glines

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  • Publication date 😕June 10, 2019
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  • Print length 😕227 pages
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  • Publisher 😕Wilderness House Press (June 10, 2019)
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  • Language: 😕English

Poplar Hill by Stephen Ramey Glines

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She was cold, she was alone, and she knew she was going to die.

In the middle of an epic ice storm, Kitty Stevenson, an eccentric old woman, self-exiled to rural Canada from New York society, realizes that she is having a heart attack. She had survived Nazi Germany ? she?can survive this too. Her neighbors mount a heroic effort to save her. She lives to tell her tale of self-reliance, incredible wealth, poverty, and escape on the eve of a World War. Kitty is ultimately confronted by what she perceives as a personal moral failure.

A strong character, Kitty Stevenson is molded by the Depression and toughened by an intense encounter with Nazi Germany. In the end, she has only one story left to tell: a tale of murder. But, “It was war, damn it, it was war.”

Poplar Hill?is full of characters reminiscent of E.?Annie Proulx’sThe ShippingNews,?as well as Farley Mowatt’s fiction, with a touch of?Tinkers by Paul Harding.