Home to Harmony

Philip Gulley, Author
Philip Gulley, Author Multnomah Publishers $14.99 (219p) ISBN 978-1-57673-613-5
Reviewed on: 09/04/2000
Release date: 09/01/2000
Occasionally, a simple book feels like home, and its characters become cherished friends. These vignettes will doubtless become favorites, not only for the quarter of a million people who enjoyed Gulley's Front Porch Tales, but also for new readers who will respond to the Garrison Keillor- style humor and pathos of fictional Harmony, Ind. The town's characters include the wise Quaker pastor who narrates the book; a childless couple who spend their life savings (and then some) to wrest their niece from the grip of her alcoholic parents; and the narrow-minded church elder who ""knew just enough Scripture to be annoying, but not enough to be transformed."" This book is pure joy. (Oct.)