When his wife, Hannah, is found dead on the road near the carcass of a fawn, Rod Demsey sets out on a journey to find her killer (with his dog who seems to be able to communicate with spirits). His grief causes his faith to wither until an unexpected turn brings Rod face-to-face with the only person who can tell him what really happened to his wife.
The time is mid-1970 in back country called Whisker Ridge. Eleven-year-old Meg Nightly runs away into Fennel Forest to escape her grieving father's abuses. When she gets lost, she experiences a magical awakening. But her father goes on the hunt for Meg, to bring her back. Will he prevail or will he succumb to the woods? Way of the Wild Wood is a story of love lost, redemption, and faith.
Even with her mother's death days away, even as her marriage is falling apart, Euly Winger leaves home, returning to the place she grew up in order to uncover a dark secret about her parent's divorce. On her search for answers, Euly meets up with an old family friends - some offer help, some disaster. Euly returns home just hours before her mother dies. As they sit alone together, Euly asks her mother for the truth. A suspenseful and inspirational read, Drowning, a story of love and redemption.
After her father's death last year and, now, in the throes of a gnarly teacher's beady eye (as she thinks ahead to college), a small black arachnid bites 15-year-old Susie Speider on the finger and sends her nights into fantastical dreams about taking revenge on her teacher - one, Ms. Morlson - who, ultimately, holds Susie's college aspirations in the sweaty palm of her cold calloused hand.