The Canoe


By Francis Eugene Wood
Paperback, 216 pages
ISBN: 979-8-7825-7892-3

When Nick Webster leaves his Virginia home for New York State, he inadvertently  steps into the lives of people in need of intervention. 

Jay Tinsley can’t open up to those who love him. His mother, Mary, thinks he blames her for the death of his father, while his high school sweetheart, Jenny Riegal, longs to get through to him but doesn’t know how. 

And then there are those who hate him. Bill Banner’s twisted need for revenge erupts in violence during a stormy night on the lake, threatening Jay’s and Jenny’s lives.

As Nick tries to help, he finds aid in an unlikely source — in a canoe built from the cedar of an ancient forest, held sacred by the Native Americans who once lived there.