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Toby Press, 2004 - Fiction - 491 pages
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With is a tale, full of unexpected twists and turns. What starts out as a suspenseful recounting of child abduction evolves into a story of Robin Kerr growing up in the wilds of the Ozarks, left to fend for herself on a remote, inaccessible mountain-top. Without 'human' company for a decade, forced to live off the land, Robin is never alone; her animal companions grow more numerous year by year, and the 'live ghost' of a young boy who once lived on the mountain is her constant companion. With a dog, a young girl and a completely new variety of ghost as the main viewpoint characters in this novel, Donald Harington, creator of the mythic town of Stay More, has given us a triumphant story of survival.

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This book is one of my treasures. Made me feel like an eager little kid, not knowing where the story was going to go next. Harington's playful delight with his characters is particularly intoxicating ... Read full review

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Donald Harington was born and raised in Little Rock, Arkansas. He spent nearly all of his early summers in the Ozark mountain hamlet of Drakes Creek. He knew at an early age that he wanted to be a writer, but also wanted to be a teacher. He has taught art history at a variety of colleges in New York, New England, South Dakota and finally at his alma mater, the University of Arkansas, Fayetteville, where he lectured for approximately 22 years, until his retirement in 2008. Harington won the Porter Prize in 1987, the Heasley Prize at Lyon College in 1998, was inducted into the Arkansas Writers' Hall of Fame in 1999 and that same year won the Arkansas Fiction Award of Arkansas Library Association. Many of this novels take place in the fictional town of Stay More, which is loosely based on Drakes Creek. Harington died in 2009.

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