THE GOOD HOSTAGE [NOOK Book]

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What if you go to your volunteer job and are taken hostage for eighteen hours? What if the perps make you their go-to gal? And, what if you survive, even save the day, only to find out that glory can cut like glass?


Thelma Wooten, retired high school Spanish teacher, experiences all of the above. The challenges of teaching and parenthood did not begin to match her life as it plays out now in the small ...
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THE GOOD HOSTAGE

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Overview

What if you go to your volunteer job and are taken hostage for eighteen hours? What if the perps make you their go-to gal? And, what if you survive, even save the day, only to find out that glory can cut like glass?


Thelma Wooten, retired high school Spanish teacher, experiences all of the above. The challenges of teaching and parenthood did not begin to match her life as it plays out now in the small eastern North Carolina town of Whitleyville. Bundle in an angry daughter, a hearing-impaired husband along with her own arthritic knees and she has challenges enough. She doesn’t need two kidnappers and their halfwit buddy, Wafford Buncombe, but she’s got them all.


Award-winning children’s author Jerrie Oughton stretches out for a debut adult novel about life on the fast track in small town America.
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Product Details

  • BN ID: 2940011898501
  • Publisher: Author Illustrator Source
  • Publication date: 11/22/2010
  • Sold by: Barnes & Noble
  • Format: eBook
  • File size: 196 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.

Literary dreams for Oughton may have begun in Raleigh classrooms in the late 50's, but it took her tenacity to make it pay off almost 40 years later when she became a published author. The Magic Weaver of Rugs, her 2nd book was published spring of 1994 by Houghton Mifflin Co. and was also named by the National Council for Social Studies as one of the notable books of the year. Both picture books were featured in Smithsonian Magazine in their year-end celebration of the best in children's books.

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 three 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.
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  • Posted December 9, 2010

    This book is a gift: unwrap it and enjoy it again and again!

    How refreshing to have a book with a heroine who's a real woman, and one you'd love to have in your corner. Thelma Wooten's story provides suspense, laughter, and those shining introspective moments of insight that take your breath away. To quote The Good Hostage, this book, like Thelma's life, "bounced like a ball. Unexpected and unpredictable." How happy I am this gifted southern author of juvenile books has brought her talents to the adult book market. This book is a jewel. I can't wait to re-read it and savor each word.

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  • Posted March 22, 2011

    Highly recommend

    A great story and exciting to read . If you are from Eastern NC you will recognize some of the places in this book. If you are alive you will recognize people you've known in the charaters.

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