In Isaac Bashevis Singer's short story "Guests on a Winter Night", the aunt of our main character is telling him about his great-grandparents:
She said to me, "Your great-grandfather, whose namesake you are, could have become a rabbi, but he refused. He studied all day long, and your great-grandmother, Hinde Esther, provided for the family. I knew them both well. She had a dry-goods store, but between one customer and the next she read The Heritage of the Deer. Once, a merchant from Lublin [..."]
(translation by the author and Dorothea Straus)
Why is The Heritage of the Deer specifically mentioned here? I Googled the title and I couldn't find any specific book called The Heritage of the Deer; it sounds like a book on deer evolution and history, which would be an odd thing to highlight in this discussion given the religious background.
Why is this title in particular called out?