Releases a Striking Debut Adult Novel of Tragedy and Heartbreak in a Small Town
In the small town of Dogwood, West Virginia, Karin Ashworth has buried her shattered dreams by settling for a faithful husband whose emotional distance from her deep passions and conflicts leaves her isolated. Loaded with guilt, she tries to raise three small children and “do life” the best she can. Meanwhile, Will Hatfield returns to Dogwood intent on pursuing the only woman he has ever loved—only to find there is far more standing in his way than lost years in prison.
Tyndale House Publishers, Inc. is pleased to announce the August 2008 publication of Dogwood, a debut work of adult fiction from best-selling author, Chris Fabry. Fabry is already well known as a children’s author. He co-wrote Left Behind the Kids, Red Rocks Mysteries, and The Wormling series with Jerry Jenkins, and released his own children’s series based on NASCAR, RPM last August.
Tyndale House Fiction Acquisitions Director, Karen Watson, says “Chris is an insightful and honest observer of people and the human condition. At the outset, Dogwood appears to be a simple story about flawed people. But Chris has imagined a poetic and surprising story about the cost of hidden secrets. This story delivers an emotional jolt that will get fiction lovers talking and we’re thrilled to be publishing it.”
The secrets of Will’s and Karin’s past begin to emerge through Danny Boyd, a young boy who wishes he hadn’t survived the tragedy that knit those two together as well as tore them apart. The trigger that will lay their pain bare and force them to face it rather than flee is the unlikely figure of Ruthie Bowles, a withered, wiry old woman who leads Karin so deep into her anger against God that it forces unexpected consequences.
Chris Fabry is a writer and broadcaster who hosted Moody Broadcasting’s OPEN LINE national call-in radio program for over 12 years. In addition to the popular Left Behind: The Kids series and the Red Rock mysteries, Chris has also written five additional books. He lives in Colorado with his wife, Andrea, and their nine children.
Dogwood releases in August, 2008