Jacob and Noah Ingledew trudge 600 miles from their native Tennessee to found Stay More, a small town nestled in a narrow valley that winds among the Arkansas Ozarks and into the reader's imagination. The Ingledew saga - which follows six generations of 'Stay Morons' through 140 years of abundant living and prodigal loving - is the heart of Harington's jubilant, picaresque novel. Praised as one of the year's ten best novels by the American Library Association when first published, this tale continues to captivate readers with its winning fusion of lyricism and comedy.
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I picked up this book to read several years ago in a small bookshop while on vacation in Cape Cod. I can't recall ever being as pleasantly surprised and enchanted by a book as I was with this one. I have since read most of Donald Harington's other novels and found the chronicles of the Stay Morons to be an absolute bawdy delight. I never thought I could enjoy a multicentury romp involving a dynasty (of sorts) of hillbillies. Harington is truly an inventive American literary craftsman - his collected works are clearly tributes to the things he loves most - rural Arkansas and great and funny storytelling.