Overview Will returns to Dogwood intent on pursuing Karin, the only woman he has ever loved--only to find there is far more standing in his way than lost years in prison. The secrets of Will and Karin's past emerge through a young boy who wishes he hadn't survived the tragedy that knit those two together and then tore them apart.
Publishers Description 2009 Christy Award winner In the small town of Dogwood, West Virginia, Karin has buried her shattered dreams by settling for a faithful husband whose emotional distance from her deep passions and conflicts leaves her isolated. Loaded with guilt, she tries to raise three small children and "do life" the best she can. Will returns to Dogwood intent on pursuing the only woman he has ever loved--only to find there is far more standing in his way than lost years in prison. The secrets of Will and Karin's past begin to emerge through Danny Boyd, a young boy who wishes he hadn't survived the tragedy that knit those two together as well as tore them apart. The trigger that will lay their pain bare and force them to face it rather than flee is the unlikely figure of Ruthie Bowles, a withered, wiry old woman who leads Karin so deep into her anger against God that it forces unexpected consequences.
From Publishers Weekly In his ambitious adult debut, Fabry, the author of more than 50 novels for children and young adults, offers an unusual and occasionally confusing story with a twist. In Dogwood, W.Va., wise spiritual sage Ruthie Bowles wants to help prison inmate Will Hatfield and his old flame Karin resolve their tragic pasts. Karin, introduced as a pastors wife and mother of three, feels she has settled for a safe man faithful as an old dog but better smelling, rather than Will, who she believes was the passionate love of her life. She struggles to resolve the lingering regrets that have poisoned her soul. From another point of view, we learn that Danny Boyd survived a horrific accident that took the lives of his little sisters. He blames himself and cant move forward. The novel starts slowly as readers juggle several points of view, flashbacks and characters, but once the story starts cooking, its difficult to put down what with Fabrys surprising plot resolution and themes of forgiveness, sacrificial love and suffering. (Aug.) Copyright 2008 Reed Business Information.
Awards and Recognitions Dogwood by Chris Fabry has received the following awards and recognitions -
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Publishers Weekly - 05/05/2008 page 43
Library Journal - 06/01/2008 page 84
CBA Retailers - 06/01/2008 page 38
Romantic Times - 08/01/2008 page 65
CBA Retailers - 08/01/2008 page 38
Christian Retailing - 08/11/2008 page 23
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Studio: Tyndale House Publishers, Inc.
Est. Packaging Dimensions: Length: 7.6" Width: 6.3" Height: 0.93" Weight: 0.65 lbs.
Release Date Aug 1, 2008
Publisher Tyndale House Publishers
ISBN 141431955X ISBN13 9781414319551
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More About Chris Fabry
Chris Fabry is an award-winning author and radio personality who hosts the daily program Chris Fabry Live! on Moody Radio. He is also heard on Love Worth Finding, Building Relationships with Dr. Gary Chapman, and other radio programs. A 1982 graduate of the W. Page Pitt School of Journalism at Marshall University and a native of West Virginia, Chris and his wife, Andrea, now live in Arizona and are the parents of nine children.
Chris' novels, which include Dogwood, June Bug, Almost Heaven, Not in the Heart, Borders of the Heart, and his latest release, Every Waking Moment, have won three Christy Awards and an ECPA Christian Book Award, but it's his lyrical prose and tales of redemption that keep readers returning for more.
He has also published more than 65 other books, including nonfiction and novels for children and young adults. He coauthored the Left Behind: The Kids series with Jerry B. Jenkins and Tim LaHaye, as well as the Red Rock Mysteries and The Wormling series with Jerry B. Jenkins. RPM is his latest series for kids and explores the exciting world of NASCAR.
Chris Fabry currently resides in Chicago, in the state of Illinois. Chris Fabry was born in 1961.
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