The Innkeeper Tales
The Innkeeper Tales has been highly recommended for both personal reading lists and community library collections as an “entertaining collection of stories that reveal life lessons for obtaining true success and happiness in our lives.
Loosely modeled on Chaucer’s Canterbury Tales, the stories are told by business travelers whiling away a very long day when they’re stranded by an early spring Baltimore blizzard at a bed and breakfast called The Abacrombie. With the B&B owner (Herman) keeping the food and conversation going, each traveler tells a story drawn from his own life. All the stories are true.
Tuck talks about his Air Force experience. Ben, the “rebuilder” confesses his uncontrollable urge to make shiny new things out of collapsing old things. Read about Tony (“the car guy”), collector Burt, Pete the politician, Mike and his dark tale, and more. Like Danny, who lost it all, and Randy who redeems himself. Listen to another man talk about becoming addicted to his wife’s auction scavenging and old-furniture renovating.
But at the heart of the Tales is another kind of renovating: the rebuilding of lives, the refurbishing of the sense of self. Like the listeners sprawled in the inn’s breakfast room, you will have a rich learning (and laughing) experience reading this book.Buy the Book