This collection of short stories contains embellished memoirs, fanciful flights concerning climate change and the Covid epidemic, and includes stories of romance and mystery. There is no rhyme or reason or any thread that would unify them. They are, rather, a loose group of random stories concocted over the span of the last five or six years.
Reviews for Grandpa’s Horse & Other Tales
“Grandpa‘s Horse & Other Tales is a very enjoyable collection of stories with excellent world-building. I particularly liked The Anchor, Katie, Library of the Occult, and Starlight. Many of the characters stayed with me long after I’d finished reading and I found myself pondering on what might have happened to them next.”
–Barbara Scott-Emmett, author.
“Grandpa’s tales are anything but grandfatherly. This is an anthology of eleven tales of creative writing along with a remarkable sequel to Lehner’s novel, The Awakening of Russell Henderson. This collection of stories is delightful and entertaining as well as provocative. Lehner certainly has more to offer and hopefully there will be more to come!”
“Grandpa‘s Horse & Other Tales is a delightful anthology of stories from Ed Lehner. I confess that Grandpa’s Horse is my favorite, but each story holds a nugget of wisdom. He has a way of being open to life’s little surprises, observant of the effect of events on peoples’ lives, and of things that cannot be explained. He writes about a loved one’s brush with death that bystanders are helpless to prevent, and the aftermath. He lightly touches on quantum physics and then crafts a tale about an angel. The final story follows up with a main character from Ed’s second book, The Awakening of Russell Henderson.
This book does not disappoint. It’s a delightful, insightful, and riveting escape in bite sized portions.”
–Rini Twait, journalist.
About the Author: Ed Lehner
Ed Lehner is a retired professor of graphic design from Iowa State University, a luthier, and musician. He has published three novels, San Juan Sunrise, The Awakening of Russell Henderson and Grandpa’s Horse & Other Tales. He lived most of his life in Iowa and now resides in the Four Corners area of Colorado with his wife, Julie, and Emma the cat.