In The Fire on Poteau Mountain, an elderly pastor reflects back on the people and stories he encountered in a small town at the foot of Poteau Mountain in the early 1970s. As a young pastor, filled with his own feelings of doubt and inadequacy, he interacted with his parishioners and today retells their stories of pain and loss, heroism and humor. The people in these stories are both uplifting and gritty. They struggle in a world of sin and grace, tragedy and hope, and their devotion to their little church on the hill is somewhere in the middle.
Paperback: 218 pages Publishing date: June 04, 2020 Language: English ISBN-13: 978-1952570537 Product Dimensions: 6 x 0.6 x 9 inches
Stan G. Duncan is originally from Oklahoma, the setting for this collection of stories, but has lived in a number of other states and countries working (mainly) as both an economics instructor and local church pastor. His previous books have been in human rights, economics, and religion. This is his first book of fiction. He is presently at work on his second, tentatively titled Zacamil, and based on his years of working in El Salvador as an economic development advisor in the 1980s when the country was in a civil war.