Two Past Midnight: Secret Window, Secret Garden Originally part two of a collection of four novellas, and the second to made into a film (The Langoliers was the first). Just as good as (if not better than) the movie. It doesn't hurt to imagine Johnny Depp as Mort Rainey either.
GOG! 2003 Aspiring Writer recipient, Jacinda Townsend's introduces debut novel Saint Monkey. Saint Monkey follows the lives of two girls growing up in Eastern Kentucky’s Black community shortly after the Korean War. Chapters of the novel have been published in Mythium Journal, poemmemoirstory, and WomenArts Quarterly, and an excerpt from the novel earned Jacinda a 2008 Illinois Arts Council grant. A spinoff story is part of the forthcoming anthology Red Holler. (clic pic for more)
The Girl Who Fell from the Sky: A Novel by Heidi W. Durrow - This searing and heartwrenching portrait of a young biracial girl dealing with society's ideas of race and class is the winner of the Bellwether Prize for best fiction manuscript addressing issues of social justice.