Acceptance of a dare launches teen on a quest of revelation and affirmation
Acting on a dare, a teen overcomes fear and meets the inhabitant of the local “haunted house.” Thus begins a journey from isolation and anxiety to family, love, competence, self-affirmation and success. This coming of age novel set in the rural South strikes universal themes and drives them home with strong characters.
“Both adults and young adults are sure to find a bit of themselves in Hout’s memorable characters.”
—Brian Hardwick, CEO, Regal Energy, Dallas, Texas
“Hout’s touching story of an orphaned boy’s relationship with the inhabitant of a small town’s “haunted house” will keep you guessing right up to the satisfying ending of this endearing novel, set in Arkansas during World War II.”
—Cindy Ward, Dallas, Texas
Trade Paperback $17.00
144 Pages @ 5.5” x 8.5”
Judson Hout, now a semi-retired medical doctor, settled into a practice in Camden, Arkansas, after early medical assignments on military bases in Louisiana and Oklahoma. Including his award-winning novel, The Ghost of Bud Parrott, this is his fourth work of fiction.
“Although I have previously published three works of fiction, I have always felt that Miss Carrie is the story I have long been destined to write. Set in my beloved river country of Southwest Arkansas, Miss Carrie evokes the strength of many older women who have demonstrated strength, determination, fortitude, and good humor in the face of poverty, rural isolation, wars, and other difficulties. This novel is intended for both adults and young adults. I believe the former will identify with many Twentieth Century difficulties portrayed and the latter will identify with the protagonist’s struggle for love and identity.”