Parkhurst Brothers

Ted Parkhurst, President



 Category:  Inspiration/Personal growth

As a professional storyteller, Jim May has told stories to well over a million schoolchildren and nearly as many adults. A favorite performer at the National Storytelling Festival, Jim May has received one of American storytelling's highest honors, the National Storytelling Network's Circle of Excellence award.
Trade Paperback - $14.95
ISBN: 978-1-62491-022-7
176 pages - Size: 5.5 x 8.5


Trail Guide for a Crooked Heart
Stories and Reflections for Life's Journeys
Jim May

A lifetime collection of stories, wise words, assembled musings and quotations about overcoming hurdles, elusive enlightenment, personal evolution, persistence in the face of discouragement, this pastiche is designed to encourage the downhearted, lift up the strivers, and add wings to the heels of spiritual seekers.

“A brilliant mixture of story, philosophy, humor and wisdom, this book reminds us that—if we are open to story, dreams, imagination on, and myth—we can open doors within our soul.”
Jay O’Callahan, author, storyteller, and NPR commentator

“Jim May has been inspiring students and colleagues (including myself) for almost four decades; this book will inspire a new generation to set out on their own journeys of discovery and invention."
Ed Stivender, storyteller, educator, and author

“Jim May is a soft -spoken leader. He creates a safe place for examining the deep stories inside ourselves.” 
David Holt, Grammy Award-winning musician and host of public radio’s Riverwalk

“The way a farmer hoes: attuned to proper season, just the right depth, choosing ready earth, seeding discerningly; that’s how Jim May writes.” 
Megan Wells, storyteller and author