Beneath the Willows

By (author): Marie Hess

The Wright family was sharecropping in Alcott, New York. After years of plowing fields and hanging tobacco, they had an opportunity to own a small farm in southern Ontario. Beth, their only daughter, has just turned twelve. The neighbors warn the family not to go into the woods behind their property. They warned anyone who entered the sacred land has never returned, not even animals. After a harsh winter, Beth believes she can set the rabbit traps on her own and steps into the forest. Lost among the endless maples, she follows a small flickering light to a cabin where she meets a kind and gentle man named Isaac. He leads her safely out of the forest. That fond memory of meeting Isaac would always be tucked away in her mind. Ten years have pass and Beth has married, but with the death of her parents and with her divorce finalized, she returns to the homestead along with her two young sons. When a young child has gone missing, Beth steps back into the forest. But things have now changed; she begins to see dark figures moving behind the trees. She escapes and meets a mystical woman in white buckskin. In an instant, Beth is standing at the front door of Isaac’s cabin. As she steps inside, she sees the Spirits of two elderly women weeping and a medicine man tending Isaac’s wounds. Isaac believes the dog attack was from a man he had seen only minutes before.

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Marie Hess

Marie Hess is a Mohawk writer from the Six Nations territory in Ontario. She is a Mohawk Institute Residential School survivor and passionate about sharing her story with the younger generation. Going Back Home is her first published book.


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The Wright family was sharecropping in Alcott, New York. After years of plowing fields and hanging tobacco, they had an opportunity to own a small farm in southern Ontario. Beth, their only daughter, has just turned twelve. The neighbors warn the family not to go into the woods behind their property. They warned anyone who entered the sacred land has never returned, not even animals. After a harsh winter, Beth believes she can set the rabbit traps on her own and steps into the forest. Lost among the endless maples, she follows a small flickering light to a cabin where she meets a kind and gentle man named Isaac. He leads her safely out of the forest. That fond memory of meeting Isaac would always be tucked away in her mind. Ten years have pass and Beth has married, but with the death of her parents and with her divorce finalized, she returns to the homestead along with her two young sons. When a young child has gone missing, Beth steps back into the forest. But things have now changed; she begins to see dark figures moving behind the trees. She escapes and meets a mystical woman in white buckskin. In an instant, Beth is standing at the front door of Isaac’s cabin. As she steps inside, she sees the Spirits of two elderly women weeping and a medicine man tending Isaac’s wounds. Isaac believes the dog attack was from a man he had seen only minutes before.

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Dimensions:

196 Pages
5.5in * 8.5in * 1in
1lb

Published:

November 21, 2022

Country of Publication:

CA

Publisher:

Bookland Press

ISBN:

9781772311679

Book Subjects:

FICTION / Occult & Supernatural

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Language:

eng

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