THE SHEPHERD OF THE HILLS HARD COVER BOOK.
Written by: Harold Bell Wright
Wright began visiting the Ozark Mountains in southern Missouri and northern Arkansas in 1898 at the bidding of his physician who recommended two vacations a year in a more suitable climate for health reasons. In following his doctor's advice he became acquainted with John and Anna Ross known locally as Old Matt and Aunt Mollie. The people he encountered during his eight summers spent camping on the Rosses' land were the inspirations for his characters in the book.