The Comfort of Our Kind

Book by Tom Stoner

  • Published: Oct 10, 2020

Situated between two mountain ridges, the New England town of Franklin Notch celebrates its history and the characters who have forged it. The cornerstone of its heritage is Talbert's Treaty, an eighteenth-century agreement between the original... read more

The Comfort of Our Kind - PDF free download eBook

Looking for file the-comfort-our-kind.pdf to download for free? Use our search system and download the ebook for computer, smartphone or online reading. Also, you can buy a paper edition of The Comfort of Our Kind for only $7.99. Links to the on-line stores you'll find on this page.

Details of The Comfort of Our Kind

Exact title of the book
The Comfort of Our Kind
Book author
Tom Stoner
ISBN
9781466807808
Publisher
St. Martin's Publishing Group
Published
Mar 18, 2008
Language
English
Format
PDF, FB2, EPUB, MOBI
Pages
336
File size (in PDF)
3024 kB

Some brief overview of book

Situated between two mountain ridges, the New England town of Franklin Notch celebrates its history and the characters who have forged it. The cornerstone of its heritage is Talbert's Treaty, an eighteenth-century agreement between the original settlers and the Sagaweh Indian nation--as discovered by local historian Wes Moffatt, ex-host of a regionally famous kiddie TV show. The Comfort of Our Kind is narrated by Daniel "Boone" Moffatt, Wes's oldest son and local chief of police, who describes life with his sister, Veronica, a misanthropic nurse with a weakness for Xanax; his brother, Reggie, a disgraced sportscaster who has been living undetected in Cinderella's Castle; his mother, a mystic ex-nun (who everyone still calls "Sister"); and his father, who has just been accused of inventing bad history by concocting Talbert's Treaty and most of the local lore.

As children, Boone, Veronica, and Reggie were trained by their mother's puzzling bedtime stories to serve in God's Army of Saints and "fight for Goodness on earth." Now, as adults, they search for their gifts of Faith, Hope, and Grace in a parade of life-altering adventures while struggling with the presence of evil in the world. Along the way, they collide with a collection of characters, including a serial killer, a Zenlike naturalist doctor, a genius Mafia princess, phony Native Americans, and the Devil himself in various incarnations of human vanity. Against the deadline of Wes and Sister's fiftieth wedding anniversary and Boone's apocalyptic seventh visit from the Devil, the Moffatt family struggles to unite as a force of goodness and to reclaim the respect of their neighbors and friends.

Reminiscent of Lake Wobegon Days and The Witches of Eastwick, The Comfort of Our Kind is an unpredictable, quirky tale in which each character's spirituality is tested in the overlay between earthy mysticism and raucous fantasy. Praise for The Comfort of Our Kind "This fun debut novel by story writer Stoner chronicles the tribulations of a family caught in a war between good and evil in Franklin Notch, N. H.

Stoner's storytelling has a lot of Wes Anderson elements and should find a readership among those into the folksy, absurd and poignant." -Publishers Weekly "A comic tale of a New England family battling personal weakness and the Devil. Stoner's characters are appealing, and the multiple subplots will hold readers' interestamicable mix of comedy, mysticism and earnest spirituality." -Kirkus Reviews

About author

STONER's work has appeared in Cutbank, The Bitter Oleander Press, Another Chicago Magazine, and other publications. Recently, he was nominated for the 2005 Pushcart Prize for his short story "Make Ugly Pretty."

Download The Comfort Our Kind as e-book

Press the button start search and wait a little while. Using file-sharing servers API, our site will find the e-book file in various formats (such as PDF, EPUB and other). Please do not reload the page during the search. A typical file search time is about 15-20 seconds.

The Comfort of Our Kind

Free service that helps find an e-book in automatic mode on private file-sharing servers.