Overview

Some time ago my husband and I met a man who told us his story, and then, graciously, gave it to us. He said it was a true story.
I suppose you could call it a love story. Maybe even a ghost tale. I guess you might say it’s about finding courage to “dance in the brokenness of life.” You would definitely be walking on the edge of truth if you accused me of filling in the blanks with my imagination.
But this I know for certain: you can believe ...
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Dancing With The Comeback Kid

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Overview

Some time ago my husband and I met a man who told us his story, and then, graciously, gave it to us. He said it was a true story.
I suppose you could call it a love story. Maybe even a ghost tale. I guess you might say it’s about finding courage to “dance in the brokenness of life.” You would definitely be walking on the edge of truth if you accused me of filling in the blanks with my imagination.
But this I know for certain: you can believe it; because somewhere out there are a man and a woman and a girl who lived this story.
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Product Details

  • BN ID: 2940012687814
  • Publisher: Author Illustrator Source
  • Publication date: 1/12/2011
  • Sold by: Barnes & Noble
  • Format: eBook
  • File size: 199 KB

Meet the Author

Jerrie Preston Oughton, a Georgia native, grew up in North Carolina where she graduated from Broughton High School. The English teacher who inspired noted novelist and Duke University Professor, Reynolds Price, Armistead Maupin, and novelist Anne Tyler, also touched a chord deep within Oughton. Jerrie dedicated her first book, How The Stars Fell Into The Sky to Phyllis Peacock. After graduation from Meredith College, where she was chosen Outstanding Student Teacher of the Year, Oughton taught elementary school in Raleigh.
Oughton's first novel for young adults, Music from a Place Called Half Moon, takes place in the mountains of North Carolina. This novel won the 1995 Bank Street College Award for exceptional literature for young people and was nominated for the South Carolina Junior Book Award for 1997-98. The War In Georgia, Jerrie Oughton's second novel for young adults was honored by the American Library Association by being placed on the 1998 list of Recommended Books for Young Adults. Perfect Family, a novel of teen problems, is a favorite among teenage girls. A gripping story of teen love gone awry in the fifties, its subtle message is one of empowerment for young women in today's world.

Since publication of her first book in 1992, Jerrie has made author visits to over five hundred schools and universities in Kentucky, North Carolina, Tennessee, Maryland,and Ohio.Jerrie delights in visiting schools and sharing her message of hope and hard work paying off.

Dancing with the Comeback Kid is Jerrie's second adult novel and e-book.
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