The Hickurnut Tree is whatever you want it to be. It is a love story, an historical fiction, an examination of a man in mid life crisis and even a faith based fiction, but don't stop there. The Hickurnut Tree is more than all of this. In reality it is a parable of the evils of socialism... a clash of ideals. What happens when a man's personal vision is in conflict with another man's and what happens when that second man has the full force of the government behind him. Can individualism triumph over "the common good"? Bobby Ensminger is a husband, a father, a grandfather and an occasional author. It is his desire to write books that his children and grandchildren can read without having to navigate through jungles of violence, blood and profanities, while still being provoked to think and consider issues which will ultimately impact their lives.