Thank you, Charlie, for this kind review. The Stonemason’s House releases on October 15.
To encounter a living writer who wipes away a century of sophisticated cynicism and dark wit (even in fairy tales) is like the first breath taken by a man just freed from a dungeon prison. The Stonemason’s House is not a “happily ever after” escapist fairy tale. It is a story that leaps backwards past the 20th century into the ages of Aesop, the Brothers Grimm, and George MacDonald. A. S. Peterson gives us in this little tale something we haven’t seen in a very long time: charm. In short, The Stonemason’s House, even with its stern lessons on love, refreshes us.Charlie W. Starr
Charlie W. Starr is the author of Light: C.S. Lewis’s First and Final Short Story and The Faun’s Bookshelf: C.S. Lewis and Why Myth Matters. He is a professor of English at Alderson Broaddus University in Philippi, WV.