21 January, 2022

LitStaff Pick: Favorite 'Colorful' Books

Where the Red Fern Grows
Wilson Rawls

Heartbreaking, compelling and visceral, Rawls 1961 novel (and the equally sad film adaptation) never fails to have me weepy and reflecting on the days playing with my dad’s hunting dogs. Sure, it might be considered saccharine and, perhaps a bit too rustic, but the story of love, enduring, everlasting love (umhmm even the love between a boy and his dogs), is very much a metaphorical glimpse into the center of true joy, tragic pain and the friendships we make as children.

Still can’t watch the film without ugly crying.

-Michael Riley
Guest Contributor

1 thought on “LitStaff Pick: Favorite 'Colorful' Books

  1. I just added "Gift of the Red Bird", "The Blue Cotton Gown" and "Olive's Ocean" to my reading list. Kudos to the contributors who told us about "colorful" titles that may not be in the mainstream public consciousness. I'd never heard of two of these.

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