Book Review: I Met a Goat on the Road by Denele Pitts Campbell

18 Jan


A visiting guinea? Opossum in the dining room? What strange and wondrous occurrences can one expect while living on an Ozark mountaintop for thirty-five years?

These lyrical adventure stories feature chickens, raccoons, bugs, dogs, cats, and natural critters of this woodland home. Throw in a few neighbors who shoot copperheads or remodel the dirt road. Ponder the passage of time through a philosophical lens of wonder and delight. The seasons bring summer heat, winter snow, pouring rain, the power of fire. Lessons learned, questions posed–who has lived and died on this land? What is our responsibility to this place, its creatures, each other?

Come meet the goat on the road.

Author Denele Campbell can’t imagine living anywhere else. I Met A Goat On The Road is her second work extolling the mysteries and quirks of life in the Boston Mountains region of the Ozarks. Her watercolor illustrations add a whimsical flavor to the work.

Available on Amazon.


My Review

I chose to read this e-book after receiving a free copy from the author. All opinions in this review are my own and completely unbiased.

I Met a Goat on the Road is a collection of stories about life in the Ozarks. Some of the stories are about people and places but most of them are about animals, which are my favorites.

Whether it’s battling roosters, a possum under the house, or a guinea who adopted the author, the stories are both humorous and heartwarming.

I definitely recommend I Met a Goat on the Road especially for readers who enjoy stories about animals or life on a mountain in the Ozarks.



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