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ISBN:0871089157
Author: Rick Bass,Ron Ellis
ISBN13: 978-0871089151
Title: Cogan's Woods
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Language: English
Category: Regional U.S.
Publisher: Westwinds Press; 1st edition (February 17, 2001)
Pages: 166

Cogan's Woods by Rick Bass,Ron Ellis



Personal Name: Ellis, Ron, 1949- Fiction. Geographic Name: Kentucky Fiction. Genre/Form: Domestic fiction. Genre/Form: Autobiographical fiction. On this site it is impossible to download the book, read the book online or get the contents of a book. The administration of the site is not responsible for the content of the site. The data of catalog based on open source database. All rights are reserved by their owners. Download book Cogan's woods : a celebration of hunting, family, and Kentucky, Ron Ellis ; foreword by Rick Bass ; preface by Nick Lyons.

The book Cogan’s Woods was a good book and I really enjoyed reading it. It wasn’t a very difficult book to read but I connected with the book because I hunt with my dad just like Ellis did with his father.

In Cogan’s Woods Ron Ellis fondly recalls annual August hunting trips with his father: heading towards the great forests of Kentucky in the passenger seat of the family Mercury, exploring the foggy woods and hills above the Ohio River.

Ron Ellis is a very talented writer that has evoked vivid memories of those hunts with my Dad. It is a book that I carry with me when I travel. I read a few pages each night before turning in.

In Cogan’s Woods, Ron Ellis fondly recalls annual August hunting trips with his father: heading toward the great forests of Kentucky in the family Mercury, exploring the foggy woods and hills above the Ohio River. A celebration of cherished things-friendship and family, storytelling and nature,.

An evocative memoir of Ellis’s yearly squirrel hunts with his father in 1960s Kentucky (Publishers Weekly). In Cogan’s Woods, Ron Ellis fondly recalls annual August hunting trips with his father: heading toward the great forests of Kentucky in the family Mercury, exploring the foggy woods and hills above the Ohio River.

In Cogan’s Woods, Ron Ellis fondly recalls annual August hunting trips with his father: heading toward the great forests of Kentucky in the passenger seat of the family Mercury, exploring the foggy woods and hills above the Ohio River. This book was wonderful. The author's style really takes you there, hunting in 1960s Kentucky. If you enjoyed his narration, check out his other narrated hunting book by Gene Hill.

The tale begins with author and his father journeying from their home in a white Mercury to a largely fictional land beyond Maysville, Kentucky, where both father and son were born. This annual commute is ostensibly for the purpose of hunting squirrels, but they are seeking more, and in doing so they discover solace and legends in those wet, foggy woods above the Ohio River and in the lovable characters they discover there and in the nearby town of Persimmon Gap. Cogan's Woodsoffers a fond look back at 1960s small-town America: sweating red metal Coca-Cola coolers filled with bottled soft drinks whose caps are imbedded outside the store in an asphalt apron paved with hundreds of flattened bottle caps, country stores where old timers of various shapes and sizes leaned into their stories, fresh-picked tomatoes that were still warm and tasted of the sun, and legendary baseball teams like the Undefeated Persimmon Gap Bobcats.

Ellis offers lasting images and sensory paintings, all gleaned from this land where he and his father traveled, hunted, and rested. In the end, it is this simple mantra, offered first by a gravedigger and later by his dying father that settles into the boy's heart: It's important to remember, it's so important to remember.

Reviews: 7
Vathennece
very well written narrative of a young boy's adventures with his father in rural Kentucky. Even if you have no interest in squirrel hunting, or hunting in general, you'll appreciate the story of family ties, duty, & how a boy learns from his father.
Painwind
Brought back so many memories I cried at the end, and I'm a grown man. Will be in my collection and heart forever. So close to me and my story's and even mentions my town of maysville a few times
Fesho
The book takes me back to my youth, Ron Ellis and I are obviously brothers who have never met.
Hirah
This is a great book. If it doesn't make you want to go squirrel hunting nothing will. I bought a 22 rifle and can't wait till it cools off so I can try it out. Thanks for reminding me of my younger years in the field.
Ces
Great book! Get it for your father if he's a hunter or for son who hunts with father!
Skunk Black
This is a book about what really matters. We live in a day and age of unrepentant greed, conspicuous consumption, the endless distractions of texting, the Internet and TV, and the mindless race to produce and own more of everything. In Cogan's Woods, none of that matters. Like John J. Rowlands' wonderful book "Cache Lake Country" it is a story of place and the meaningful relationship between us and the unspoiled rhythms of forest and meadow that can shape and mold us so that "place" and "us" become one and the same. This is a book about close relationships, simple pleasures and the simple truths of life that are often lost or even more sadly-never learned--in our fast-paced race to fuel the fires of growth. There are many truths in Cogan's Woods. Like Rowlands, Ellis does not make demands of the reader, he teaches by example. Here, he says, is how it was. Here are the people shaped by the land. Here is what I saw, what I tasted, what I touched, what I felt, what I cherished, and what it meant to me. Reading Cogan's woods, I think you will find what it means to us all.
Kanrad
My Dad was an avid squirrel hunter after the War (II) and brought me along with him long before I could ever carry a gun. He involved me in many of his favorite outdoor activities and I still thank him, although he is gone, every day for his patience and love for me. Ron Ellis is a very talented writer that has evoked vivid memories of those hunts with my Dad. It is a book that I carry with me when I travel. I read a few pages each night before turning in. It is that good.....
This brought back many wonderful memories of my childhood in KY and those magic times spent in the woods.