In the Gentle Blue Light of the Dog Star
Chuck Farritor, author
There’s good news for sentimentalists out there. Here are several true stories, oftentimes sad but hopeful, that wish to fill the hearts of readers with joy, compassion, promise, and encouragement. Author Chuck Farritor pens down his memories, insights, and sentiments in the pages of his book, “In The Gentle Blue Light of the Dog Star”. Each of these sixteen stories can stand alone, but each story is an integral part of the whole. The first story is of the author’s grandparents and their family. It tells of the settling of the West. The author’s uncle, a blue-eyed 6-year-old boy dies from Scurvy in a covered wagon train. Stories set in the backgrounds of American Indian mysticism on a Japanese mountain, death in an army stockade, two young loves found in a Wyoming blizzard, beauty in snowfall in a canyon called Grand, drama at a harbor called Apra, and much more, fill the pages of this engaging memoir. The author re-releases the book with aspirations of allowing its readers to capture the poetry, literary flair, touching sentiments, and historical awareness that make up this book.