His father is a roustabout turned forest ranger, his mother, practical and peppery mate. His brother Alec, his idol, is 18, set on marriage and life as a cowboy. Alec's choices throw the McCaskills into conflict, and through Jicks' eyes we see a family at a turning point -- "where all four of our lives made their bend."
"ENGLISH CREEK is a portrait of a time and place that at once inspires and fulfills a longing for an explicable past. It is a novel as luminously American as Cather's writing, Wyeth's painting and Copland's music." (Publisher's Source)...Continua