Books, Documentaries, Reviews: THE HOMESMAN

Book Review:  December 7, 2014

The Homesman

Friend June Derr writes:

…since you often recommend books to others on your blog, I am going to campaign for this one!! It is called “The Homesman” by Glendon Swarthout, who wrote “The Shootist” and They Came to Cordura” and “Bless the Beasts & Children”.   I read this book about 4-5 years ago and loved it, but after a couple years, I wanted to read it again, but had forgotten title and author….UNTIL very recently, I saw an article about a movie that Tommy Lee Jones was directing and Hillary Swank was starring in called…..(wait for it)….”The Homesman”!!!  When they gave a brief description, I knew I had stumbled on the same story.

 Louisa, If I know you at all, I think you will LOVE this book.  Not a long read, but hard to put down.  Do give it a whirl before the movie comes out.

I ordered it this morning.  June and I have been sharing book reviews for many, many years.

Turkey Tracks: Winter Morning Poem

Turkey Tracks;  December 6, 2014



Winter Morning


Beyond the window

Crystal blue winter sky.

A line of wild turkeys,

Each picking its way down the hill

Over the still-bright carpet of leaves

And patches of snow.

The dogs emerge from beneath

The bed covers and nuzzle my face.

The rooster calls from the coop.

We are all hungry

On this winter morning.

Louisa Enright

December 2014