Scientist Carl August is feeling claustrophobic living in the city. When he sees an advertisement for ten acres of land and a small cottage located outside Washington, D.C., he decides to view the property. As he drives along Stewart Lane, a narrow gravel road nestled on the perimeter of affluent estates, Carl wonders why the land is priced so reasonably, until he pulls up to a neglected property in complete disarray. He is greeted by Rufus Stewart, a tobacco chewing, heavyset man who asks, "are ya fixin' to buy it?" Carl soon learns that if he buys the property, he and his wife Mary will become neighbors of the Stewarts-a quirky family who has fallen from wealthy landowners into poverty. Mary convinces Carl to buy. The two soon settle into their new life in the country, oblivious to the many challenges on Stewart Lane.
Frank Stallone, Sr. immigrated to America from Italy when he was thirteen years old. As a young man, Frank had many successful business ventures and even taught himself to play polo, which he played for over forty years. This is his first novel.
Sr. Frank Stallone
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black & white illustrations