Duke – the grown-up boy from small-town Kentucky, gave us these story-essays. To read them is to join him on the front stoop, at the corner tavern, or around the kitchen table to mourn, marvel, chortle, and celebrate the wonder, wounds, and wackiness of love and kinship. Folksy. Sophisticated. Mischievous. Deeply compassionate.

There is redemption in these tales.

January Kiefer, Ph.D., founder, StoryPerformances