Adirondack Memdel's Aufruf: Welcome to Chelm's Pond.
Sandy Schuman describes his new work " as a mashup of the Chelm fool and the Adirondack tall-tale, a fusion of Adirondack-Ashkenzick cuisine, and a wonder about the nature of God and meaning of prayer."
Adirondack Mendel is the renowned adventurer, woodsman, mountain man, and Adirondack guide who always tells the truth even if he has to lie to do it. When they are brought together by Aufruf, the talking dog (who used to do spy work for Colin Powell, from whom he learned a bissel Yiddish), they fall in love.
There is a (really good) book trailer and additional information at the following sites (youtube!) http://www.exedes.com/chelm's-pond/