The Waterfowl Tree by William Kittredge

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Title: The Waterfowl Tree
Author: William Kittredge
In: The Mammoth Book of Westerns (Jon E. Lewis)
Rating Out of 5: 3 (On the fence about this one)
My Bookshelves: Westerns
Dates read: 15th November 2020
Pace: Slow
Format: Short story
Publisher: Robinson
Year: 1966
5th sentence, 74th page: “Just lay quiet.”

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This is a slightly tragic and bittersweet Western short story.


This is yet another slightly tragic short story. I’m kind of getting used to that in most of the westerns that I’ve been reading…

Although I didn’t get super pulled into the storyline, it felt like a tale about missed chances and lost loves. Which is a wonderful kind of story. I love tales about missed chances and lost loves – they’re so bittersweet and lonely.

Like this short story. Cute, lonely and bittersweet.

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