"In a style reminiscent of Mark Twain and Patrick F. McManus, Quay's first-hand knowledge and love of the land, the people, and the culture of the Ozarks comes through in this whimsical collection of engaging and mostly true stories. A delight for the mind and a balm for the soul-a must read "
Dr. Andrew Bishop
Anthropologist & Star of TV's Naked and Afraid.
The Road to Derry County is a work that arises out of three great loves: faith, family and friends, and the Ozarks. Though sometimes hard to believe, the stories in this book are true ... or would be true if someone had not done the math beforehand (that'll make sense later). Perhaps a bit embellished, they have been told and re-told around campfires and woodstoves from one generation to the next.
No matter your heritage, as the wisdom of these ancient hills captures your imagination, the stories herein will touch your heart and leave you richer, happier, and more thoughtful.
Mark Allen Quay is an avid naturalist, distinguished scholar, ordained minister, teacher, and Air Force veteran. With two doctoral degrees, 40 years of teaching, and acclaimed literary works, he inspires with tales of astonishing grace, offering wisdom, faith, and a spirit of adventure to all who venture into his world.