A NovelBook - 2002
In 1802, his newly widowed mother dispatches seventeen-year-old Peter Loon from Sheepscott Great Pond, deep in the forested District of Maine, on a singular quest. He is to find Obed Winslow -- a long-lost "uncle" whom he will ultimately discover to be more than that to his mother. Along the way the appealing young man finds a guide in one Zachariah Leach, a large-hearted, free-spirited traveling parson with a seafaring past. Together they encounter a rich panoply of characters and find themselves caught in a raging territorial battle between wealthy landowners and rebel hardscrabble homesteaders. Superbly written and deliciously authentic, Peter Loon is a splendid tale of action, adventure, and humor.