“This is my cathedral. These are my meditations. I was raised Methodist, but this is my religion.”

“The fields and woods and old orchards here are sacred ground. I feel the presence of my old friends. I am humbled in the face of the beauty of the place and experience the quiet only found in nature. The peace for which we all search envelops me. On my worst days I’ve never failed to find it here.”

The Ghosts of Autumn joins Joel Spring for one brief season in the life of an avid outdoorsman. Stories of dogs and deer, friendship and adventure, heartache and triumph are set against a backdrop of the vivid colors of autumn. From the first few wisps of cool north wind in September, through the frigid mountain cold of a late December morning, the author treats you like a welcomed friend.

Spring’s carefully crafted prose revisits the ghosts of hundreds of past hunts with good dogs and good friends will appeal not only to avid hunters and outdoorsmen but also anyone who appreciates fine writing about nature. Spend some time with Joel Spring and The Ghosts of Autumn.

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