The Hearts of Men (Hardcover)

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I loved this story of generations of boys & men who attended the Boy Scout camp in Haugen, WI.  The setting is of course familiar to those of us in Northern Wisconsin (my son, like the author, attended Camp Phillips, renamed Camp Chippewa in the book).  The characters are vividly drawn, and the pull of right and wrong and friendship over the ages are major themes.

— Carol

I loved this story of generations of boys & men who attended the Boy Scout camp in Haugen, WI.  The setting is of course familiar to those of us in Northern Wisconsin (my son, like the author, attended Camp Phillips, renamed Camp Chippewa in the book).  The characters are vividly drawn, and the pull of right and wrong and friendship over the ages are major themes.

— Carol

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" A] tender, insightful book... Perfectly paced and leavened with humor, it's a wonderful read." -- People

An epic novel of intertwining friendships and families set in the Northwoods of Wisconsin at a beloved Boy Scout summer camp--from the bestselling author of Shotgun Lovesongs

Camp Chippewa, 1962. Nelson Doughty, age thirteen, social outcast and overachiever, is the Bugler, sounding the reveille proudly each morning. Yet this particular summer marks the beginning of an uncertain and tenuous friendship with a popular boy named Jonathan.

Over the years, Nelson, irrevocably scarred from the Vietnam War, becomes Scoutmaster of Camp Chippewa, while Jonathan marries, divorces, and turns his father's business into a highly profitable company. And when something unthinkable happens at a camp get-together with Nelson as Scoutmaster and Jonathan's teenage grandson and daughter-in-law as campers, the aftermath demonstrates the depths--and the limits--of Nelson's selflessness and bravery.

The Hearts of Men is a sweeping, panoramic novel about the slippery definitions of good and evil, family and fidelity, the challenges and rewards of lifelong friendships, the bounds of morality--and redemption.

Product Details
ISBN: 9780062469687
ISBN-10: 0062469681
Publisher: Ecco Press
Publication Date: March 7th, 2017
Pages: 400
Language: English