Dennis Ruane
Publisher: Services LLC
Pages: 274

When Professor Daniel Whaley abandons his position at The University of Wisconsin, leaves his wife and isolates himself on a mountain in southwestern Pennsylvania, it appears to be an act of desperation. Events that envelop him during his one year tenure on Hemlock Knob suggest that the professor has been pulled toward a fate that long awaited him. Rising above Lick Hollow, the town where Daniel grew up, Hemlock Knob is where his great-great-grandfather, Adam Reilly, settled after returning home from the Civil War. Daniel remains on the mountain to restore the family homestead, which has been neglected for decades, and, as Adam once did, carves wooden spoons. While thus employed, the professor mysteriously comes to resemble his legendary Irish ancestor in dress and demeanor. Daniel's arrival on the mountain is timely. Attorney Maurice Nicklow and his treacherous son, Donald of Nicklow ...
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