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  • By Michelle Pointis Burns
    Jun 4, 2019
    Once again, Mr. Crance has spun a wonderful, engaging tale around the lifestyle of coon hunting. A new menace threatens the idyllic forests of Upstate NY in Painted Post. Seth, an ebony coonhound, his master Nathan Ernst, Uncle Arthur, and a trio of pre-teens take us on a ride for an education in coon hunting and in life. Sprinkled throughout the book are words of wisdom woven seamlessly into the novel by an expert storyteller. These gems can apply to everyone, even if you never had, or never will set foot in the woods at night to chase the ringtail. Scar Paw will keep you turning the pages to see what he has in store next. The combination of lessons and threat makes this a very hard book to put down. With the help of an ethereal guide, numerous challenges will be faced. The most powerful part of this novel is the bond between the hunter and his hound. It will have you running the gamut of emotions that leaves you glad you came along for the journey. Well done! "There is magic in... More > these forests-if you know where to look."< Less
  • By Mattea Orr
    Jun 4, 2019
    Set in a small town in upstate New York, An Exceptional Hound is filled with unforgettable characters whose charm and heart will stay with you long after the last page. What begins as a light story of intergenerational bonds develops into a tale that will at turns make you laugh, make you cry, and fill you with fear. Nathan Ernst appears content in his isolation, though not happy, until the day he fulfills his role as a father figure in a family that has found him. An evil has come out of the hills of Painted Post and Nathan must do what it takes to protect those he loves. Luckily, he has the help of the king of hounds. An Exceptional Hound is the second in a fantastic series of books centered on the Ernst family, it works equally well as a stand alone novel. However, I highly recommend the first in the series, The Last Coon HunterThe Last Coon Hunter: Book I of the Ryland Creek Saga, as it’s there you’ll find the tale behind the extraordinary Ernst family and how their saga is... More > intertwined with the local folklore.< Less
  • By Diana Landenberg
    Aug 4, 2018
    This is a wonderful story that anyone can relate to. I got lost in the woods of Painted Post and didn't want to come back, book II did not disappoint. I can't wait to read The Legends of Ryland Creek.
  • By Elizabeth A Gorman
    Jul 30, 2018
    I just finished reading An Exceptional Hound and loved it. The story line and characters are great - it's a real page-turner! Highly recommend!
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Product Details

July 9, 2018
Hardcover (dust-jacket)
Interior Ink
Black & white
0.96 lbs.
Dimensions (inches)
6 wide x 9 tall
Product ID
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