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I like to say I write about ordinary people in extraordinary circumstances. Pen/Faulkner chose my third novel, CATCHER, CAUGHT, for its Writers in Schools program. It was a semi-finalist in the 2009 Amazon Breakthrough Novel Contest. My other novels include WALTZING COWBOYS, a 2009 nominee for the Library of Virginia Fiction Award, and WHITE LIES: A TALE OF BABIES, VACCINES, and DECEPTION, the story of one mother’s quest for the truth about the childhood vaccine that injured her son, and MINDING HENRY LEWIS, another river story about the unlikely alliance between the sister of a boy who drowns and her white neighbor recovering from cancer. Other prize-winning fiction has appeared in Antietam Review, New Millenium, SouthLit, Pedestal, the Ho...more

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Catcher, Caught
3.59 of 5 stars 3.59 avg rating — 293 ratings — published 2010 — 6 editions
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Waltzing Cowboys
3.92 of 5 stars 3.92 avg rating — 12 ratings — published 2009
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Welcome to the Lanesville Landfill Lending Library (Literature & Fiction)
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Description: Although Bertie Steger can't imagine living without his wife of 45 years when she dies unexpectedly at 63, he finally takes a job at the landfill and is appalled at how many perfectly good books are discarded. As he begins to lend the books, he is embroiled in the problems of his customers and discovers the secret to happiness.
White Lies: A Tale of Babies, Vaccines, and Deception (Literature & Fiction)
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What the Zhang Boys Know
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An engaging and challenging look at city living. Garstang presents his characters in such emotional detail that you feel you would recognize them from a conversation. Chinatown in Washington, DC, familiar to me from my post-college pre-law school day...more
Catcher, Caught by Sarah Honenberger
" Picture a 15-year-old with cancer, given a year to live and trying to lead a normal life – or rather, trying to lead a life worthy of his hero, Holden Caulfield. That’s Daniel Landon, the Holden-esque narrator of Catcher, Caught. Set in the post-Y... " Read more of this review »
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"With the rattle of dry earth on Cora Lee’s coffin, the hard truth set its feet, raised its fists, and took aim. In the split-second of that sucker punch Bertie understood that his wife wasn’t coming back. This was his life now. Six days in the God..." Read more of this chapter »
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"Fourth novel made the first cut on the Amazon Breakthrough Novel Contest from 10,000 to 2,000. Will hear in mid-April whether it makes the quarter-fin...more "
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“I love short stories because I believe they are the way we live. They are what our friends tell us, in their pain and joy, their passion and rage, their yearning and their cry against injustice.”
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“When a man dies, if he can pass enthusiasm along to his children, he has left them an estate of incalculable value.”
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“It is not a lack of love, but a lack of friendship that makes unhappy marriages.”
Friedrich Nietzsche

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Harlequin Books Thank you for the friendship.

message 1: by Sarah (last edited Sep 02, 2008 10:21AM)

Sarah Honenberger A writer's dream, to contemplate a full shelf of books they've written and shared with enthusiastic readers. Thanks. Shine, you're no slouch yourself in the editing department. Waltzing Cowboys is much better for your close read.

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