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The Poet of Tolstoy Park

by Sonny Brewer

The Poet of Tolstoy Park by Sonny Brewer
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  • First Published:
    Mar 2005, 272 pages
    Paperback:
    Mar 2006, 288 pages

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A quixotic journey based on a true story. 1st Novel

This is a gentle, thoughtful tale, told simply and well, but not one to choose if you're looking for pulse-pounding action! It's similar in some ways to another book recommended recently, Philosophy Made Simple.

'Brewer offers a gloriously imagined vision of one resourceful life. It will not escape those who fall in love with this beautiful novel that Stuart's cement beehive stands today in its original location, which is now a parking lot. A powerful prayer to a less complicated way of being in the world, this book is highly recommended.' -- Beth E. Andersen, Library Journal (starred review) 

'Without literary pretense and in good back porch storytelling fashion, Sonny Brewer stands his characters up and turns them around so you know them front and back.' -- Winston Groom, author of Forrest Gump

This review was originally published in March 2005, and has been updated for the March 2006 paperback release. Click here to go to this issue.



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