The Leatherwood God (Barnes & Noble Digital Library)

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By William Dean Howells

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William Dean Howells frequently drew on his Midwestern childhood for his fiction. Based on an incident in Ohio that had always fascinated him, The Leatherwood God tells the intriguing tale of how a charlatan named Joseph Dylks, claiming to be a messenger of God (or even God himself), exploited the pious townspeople, split their devout community in two, and then disappeared.

The Leatherwood God (Barnes & Noble Digital Library)