The Devil's Backbone

The Devil's Backbone

by James Babb


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It's 1880-The crops have failed and his family is starving, so fourteen year-old Brody slips out into the early morning darkness, desperate to find food in the foothills of the Devil's Backbone.

A terrible accident, a rescue by a delusional ex-slave, and a journey to find his family has Brody growing into a man... and also wanted for murder.

"Temporarily blinded. Lost on a mountain. Wanted for murder. Brody is the ideal protagonist for the most reluctant of readers. With the perfect blend of history, suspense, and adventure, James Babb weaves a tale that artistically grabs the reader from the start, holds his attention until the end, then sends him running to the nearest library begging for a sequel." -Karen Wells,library media specialist and National Board Certified Teacher and current president of the Arkansas Association of Instructional Media, a STAR Discovery Educator, and a member of Discovery Education's Leadership Council.

"A riveting tale of adventure with a cast of characters as tough and timeless as the rifles we make."-Anthony Imperato, President of Henry Repeating Arms

"James Babb has crafted the extraordinary. Please, please do yourself a favor and read this."-Robert Bacon, The Perfect Write.

"The Devil's Backbone is a humble adventure into the hard lives of those who lived in the shadow of a war that had long since ended... I couldn't put this book down, James Babb wrote a novel that is engaging. The hunger, the cold, and the friendship, it's hard not to get drawn into this story.-Mike Kendra,

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9781484184394
Publisher: CreateSpace Publishing
Publication date: 09/08/2013
Pages: 198
Sales rank: 809,735
Product dimensions: 6.00(w) x 9.00(h) x 0.45(d)

About the Author

James Babb lives in Arkansas with his wonderful wife and two kids.
He's an avid outdoorsman and cancer survivor.
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