Books by Donald Davis

TALES FROM A FREE-RANGE CHILDHOOD by Donald Davis
BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: March 1, 2011

"An overdramatic, occasionally clichéd recounting of a childhood in rural America."
One rural boy's misadventures with his younger brother in the foothills of Appalachia. Read full book review >
CHILDREN'S
Released: Oct. 1, 2006

"Most of these rural and small-town episodes are available as recordings—on Davis's Christmas at Grandma's (1994) and elsewhere—but they translate just fine into print, and for sharing, make the next best thing to a live concert. (Short stories. 10-12)"
In nine warm and winning holiday tales, veteran storyteller Davis either looks back at his own youthful experiences or recalls family tales from a previous generation. Read full book review >
CHILDREN'S
Released: July 1, 2004

"There's no huffing and puffing here but enough plot twists to bring smiles to young readers. (Picture book/folktale. 4-8)"
A red fox is the villain in this variant of "The Three Little Pigs." Read full book review >
THIRTEEN MILES FROM SUNCREST by Donald Davis
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Sept. 15, 1994

"A sentimental journey that never quite soars."
Tom Sawyer it's not, though wisdom and humor infuse this straightforward first novel about the encroachment of modern inventions on the isolated lives of a North Carolina mountain family more than 80 years ago. Read full book review >