The Devil's Backbone

The Devil's Backbone

by Rae Ann Parker



Product Details

ISBN-13: 9780988982604
Publisher: Gamekeeper Press
Publication date: 03/04/2013
Pages: 184
Product dimensions: 7.80(w) x 5.20(h) x 0.60(d)

About the Author

Rae Ann Parker lives in Nashville, Tennessee with her family. When she is not writing or reading, she enjoys exploring the Natchez Trace Parkway and playing the piano and violin. The Devil’s Backbone is her first novel. For more information about the author, visit

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KourtneyH More than 1 year ago
The Devil’s Backbone is a cool mystery with lots of historical elements that make me want to go explore the Natchez Trace Parkway. Ms. Parker does a great job sharing snippets of what makes the Trace so unique and historical without letting the story get bogged down by it. David is a likeable character and his problems are very relatable--covering for his best friend, missing his mom who left to pursue her dreams, and trying to co-exist with his juvenile judge dad. The ghost was a cool addition and pulled together the present and the past perfectly. I don’t usually read middle grade books, but I’ll definitely check out a few more after this one!
BookFanHD More than 1 year ago
Rae Ann Parker's combination of modern adventure and historical ghosts on the legendary Natchez Trace make THE DEVIL'S BACKBONE an exciting read! While reconnecting with his father, a boy any reader can connect with tries to understand his mother. I especially loved the mystery mixed in the story about Meriwether Lewis' murder on the Trace. Highly recommend!
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
I really enjoyed reading The Devil's Backbone.  There's plenty of angst as the main character learns to deal with his mother's leaving him and his father,  and also the dilemma of what to about his best friend.  Also, readers learn the history of the Natchez Trace in a most unique way.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Mrs. Parker's book is a great read. It gives lots of historical facts about the Trace and tells a great story of a son and fathers relationship with a unique twist. I would recommend it to everyone. 
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
I loved Parker's book The Devil's Backbone. As a teacher, I could visualize many way to incorporate this novel into middle school curriculums. Parker skillfully weaves a historically accurate and modern picture of the Natchez Trace Parkway with the interesting story of an 8th grade boy who needs to reconnect with his father, a juvenile judge.