This is Frederick Ramsay’s nineteenth book and fourteenth foray into fiction. He is a native of Baltimore now living in Surprise, Arizona, who taught in the University of Maryland School of Medicine and worked as an Episcopal Priest before retiring. He sets this novel at Buffalo Mountain in Floyd County, Virginia, after World War I, but his fictional work creates an a-historical family feud and cross-feud family romance onto this setting. “Set in the same locale as the author’s popular Ike Schwartz series, but years earlier, the novel is colorfully written, with an engaging cast of characters and some pretty serious themes: death, poverty, and the strength required to persevere in the face of virtually insurmountable odds.” – David Pitt in Booklist.
Scottsdale, Arizona: Poisoned Pen Press, 2017. 225 pages. Hardback in dust jacket.