|"This is a hunting story in the tradition of Hemingway, Ruark and all the greats, and that's a dying genre. In this era of how-to, where-to, you don't see this kind of writing anymore. The story is authentic, and it's also irresistible."
— Bryan Hendricks, Arkansas Democrat-Gazette
"While reading Gordon Hutchinson's book, readers of my generation will recall the outdoor writing of their youth, when Outdoor Life carried Jack O' Connor, when Sports Afield carried Gene Hill and Russel Annabel. Those writers took you along with them."
"Southern gentility and charm are evaporating from our culture like dew in the glare of a rising sun. In The Quest and the Quarry, Gordon Hutchinson takes southerners back to their recent past, when family bonds always overcame the cruel whims of nature. Through the lens of a deer-hunting family, Hutchinson tells the tale of coming of age in the South."
“Gordon Hutchinson does what few authors can: take you back to a specific
memory, an exact place, a moment in time and help you relive it again with
the vividness of when it occurred. The clasp on a shoulder from an adult
signifying a job well done, laughter and a rough joke in deer camp after
supper, the growing up of boys to men in rituals handed down through
generations. Thank you, Gordon, for taking me to the Delta with your family
and to my own beginnings of deer hunting with my father all those years
“His descriptions of the behaviors of deer and horses are as good as James
Herriot’s animal tales. Non-hunting readers will be surprised by the
“I usually read the introduction and epilogue and a chapter or two of most
|This is a must-read for anyone who has taken to the woods, rifle in hand and hope in heart, eyes scanning for spectral movements from the white-tailed ghosts of the forest. At $19.95, it makes the perfect gift for the hunter in your life.|