In the Company of Owls

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NewSouth Books, Jan 1, 2008 - Juvenile Fiction - 95 pages
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Aaron Cash and his sister Shelley live on a dairy farm in Tennessee. Their neighbor Morgan Blackburn raises beef cattle and runs an illegal still which he does not want discovered. He shoots at Aaron and his father Nate to keep them away when they accidentally come upon the still. Morgan attempts to buy Nate off, but Nate refuses. When Morgan resorts to increasingly threatening acts--vandalism, arson--Aaron and Shelley find themselves caught in the struggle between their father and Morgan, leading to a final confrontation in which Aaron must make the most difficult decision of his life.
 

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IN THE COMPANY OF OWLS

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The ease of playing baseball with best friends, tagging along on wild turkey hunts and shooting bottles with his BB gun in the fields of his dairy-farm home in Tennessee is interrupted after 11-year ... Read full review

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Contents

Shooting Piglet
9
Sunday Dinner
15
In the Woods
19
At the Bald
25
At Morgan Blackburns House
29
The Comics
33
School
37
The Offer
43
Sheriff Pate
55
The Fire
60
The Visit
65
The Game
72
The Fence
77
The Porch
88
The River
91
Epilogue
93

The Truck
49

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About the author (2008)

PETER HUGGINS is an award-winning poet and children's author. His books of poems are Hard Facts, Blue Angels, Necessary Acts, and South. He won a literature fellowship in poetry from the Alabama State Council on the Arts in 2006; his picture book Trosclair and the Alligator was selected for the PBS show Between the Lions and was chosen as one of the best children's books of the year in 2007 by the Cooperative Children's Book Center and the Bank Street College of Education. He is a professor in the English Department at Auburn University.

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