Points of Origin

Points of Origin

by Darden North
     
 

In the Deep South appearances are not a luxury but a necessity. No family finds that more true than the Foxworths of Larkspur, a quaint but greedy Mississippi town. In that community or anywhere else for that matter, the life of handsome young Sher Foxworth would seem an enviable American dream: high school star quarterback and valedictorian; successful plastic

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In the Deep South appearances are not a luxury but a necessity. No family finds that more true than the Foxworths of Larkspur, a quaint but greedy Mississippi town. In that community or anywhere else for that matter, the life of handsome young Sher Foxworth would seem an enviable American dream: high school star quarterback and valedictorian; successful plastic surgeon for a father; beautiful, supportive mother; rich grandparents. But then a single death at the hands of his father rips the town apart, throwing the life of Sher Foxworth and his family into a downward spiral, a corkscrew that entangles more devastation and turmoil as Sher himself lands in jail. It is that tangle with a female police officer which derails his own life from that of town hero into a journey he never intended —- far from his plans for medical school. While in Points of Origin readers will sample the return of endearing and despicable characters made popular in North's 2005 debut novel, House Call, they will become immersed in the tumultuous lives of a different set of players: the colorful inhabitants of Larkspur —- a new mix of personalities and egos that wraps the lover of fiction into the livid world of southern intrigue.

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Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780977112616
Publisher:
Ponder House Press
Publication date:
11/01/2006
Pages:
370
Product dimensions:
6.50(w) x 9.10(h) x 1.60(d)
Age Range:
17 Years

Meet the Author

Darden North, MD, is an obstetrician/gynecologist in partnership at Jackson Healthcare for Women in Jackson, Mississippi. A member of the AMA and the Central Mississippi Medical Society, North is a fellow of the American College of Obstetrics and Gynecology and a diplomat of the American Board of Obstetrics and Gynecology, maintaining board recertification. He has served two terms as chairman of Mississippi Health Partners, a Physicians and Hospital Organization. Born in Jackson and reared in Cleveland, Mississippi, he and his wife Sally are active community members. In addition to practicing medicine, North has written and published a second novel of southern fiction and mystery. His first novel House Call was nominated in fiction for the 2006 Mississippi Institute for Arts and Letters and the Southern Independent Booksellers awards.

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