I've Seen Dry is a historical novel that reaches back from 1981 small town life in eastern Montana, to an event in 1918 as remembered by two elderly nursing home residents. Something happened along the North Dakota - Montana border in 1918. A man died then. The crisis left something that would influence the way of life in the rural community sixty years later.
The most frequent three word review that Kent has heard about The Shallows of Jabbok is "a wonderful story."
January 1, 2016 - New lower Amazon prices on softcover editions of The Shallows of Jabbok and The Deerhide Creek Mine Disaster.
Dec. 12, 2015 - Christmas Market at Whitehall, Montana was a great time for sales and book conversations.
Leslie's Hallmark on Eleventh Ave. in Helena, MT has been resupplied with the novels. Find them with other Montana books.
This volume of short fiction includes a ghost story (possibly), a murder mystery novella (a novella is a short novel but longer than a novelette), a few stabs at poetry, and short stories of other odd sorts. As you read, at some point along the way, you’ll likely say, “yup”, “nope”, “hmm” and/or “really?”. The author knows where you’ll respond, “that’s a depressing thought,” but that part of the book is quite short.
Unsure about the book? Start your reading with the novella, The Bursar's Calculation--the last story in the book. You'll like the characters and get to solve the mystery puzzle.
"Some stories contain certain words that some may find offensive. That's the way those characters talk, so I couldn't help it." -- KHE
Frank Elliott wrote in his preface: