Calling Out Your Name
New 2nd Edition of this award-winning novel just published, March 2016. Includes new material and new book design. SILVER MEDAL, 2009 ForeWord Magazine Book of the Year, young adult fiction. SEMIFINALIST, 2010 Amazon Breakthrough Novel of the Year, YA fiction. SILVER MEDAL, 2009, Moonbeam Children's Book Awards, YA fiction. BEST COMING OF AGE NOVEL, 2009, Print-on-Demand Book Reviews and more. For 16 year-old Woody Elmont, life in rural Georgia is a tolerable routine of caring for his aging Aunt Zee and minding his developmentally disabled younger brother, Tick. But when Tick disappears from a nearby home for troubled youth, Woody sets off on a grand and improbable adventure to know the truth of his brother's fate. Risking his life for duty's sake, Woody discovers far more truth than he bargained for. CALLING OUT YOUR NAME is a headlong rush through characters and events both intriguing and menacing - a coming-of-age journey that is by turns inspiring and starkly compelling. "Ned White has created a memorable hero...(and) a wonderful, adventurous coming-of-age story that takes the Georgia teenager on a daring journey from Macon to Malibu and from adolescence to maturity." - Don O'Briant, former book editor for Atlanta Journal Constitution "Awesome job!... So fresh and original that I didn't want to stop reading." - Amazon Breakthrough Novel Award Expert Reviewers ..".deliver(s) some powerful moments with pragmatic bluntness... even minor supporting characters feel authentic and finely rendered..." - Publishers Weekly online ..".a wonderful story and maintains its integrity from beginning to finish, taking readers on a journey from one American coast to the next, from youth to manhood in a single arching stroke against a canvas with several layers..." -- Eric Jones, BookReview.com ..".an exciting and adventuresome tale of one boy's journey toward adulthood... Mr. White writes with an authentic southern voice..." -- Donna Nordmark Aviles, author, Beyond the Orphan Train
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