Books by Jerrie Oughton

PERFECT FAMILY by Jerrie Oughton
FAMILY AND GROWING UP
Released: April 1, 2000

"The unbending, hard-line values of the '50s and Southern setting are clearly portrayed in this novel about making poor choices, owning up to the consequences, and having the fortitude to set the record straight. (Fiction. 12-14)"
It's 1955 in the town of Lily, North Carolina. Read full book review >
THE WAR IN GEORGIA by Jerrie Oughton
CHILDREN'S
Released: March 1, 1997

"Readers impressed by Oughton's Music From a Place Called Half Moon (1995) will find some equally vivid characters here, but may be disappointed by the low level of tension and a quick, too-tidy ending. (Fiction. 11-13)"
A dysfunctional family in the neighborhood gives a young orphan new appreciation for her own abbreviated but loving household in this promising but uneven flashback. Read full book review >
MUSIC FROM A PLACE CALLED HALF MOON by Jerrie Oughton
CHILDREN'S
Released: April 1, 1995

"Novels about the evils of prejudice are common, but this intelligent novel is uncommon indeed, and rings with the truth of heartfelt experience. (Fiction. 10-14)"
In 1956, Edie Jo Houp's small town of Half Moon, North Carolina, is bitterly divided over the issue of letting the town's minority Indian population send their children to the vacation bible school. Read full book review >
THE MAGIC WEAVER OF RUGS by Jerrie Oughton
CHILDREN'S
Released: March 1, 1994

A second Navajo myth from the team that collaborated on How the Stars Fell into the Sky (1992). Read full book review >
HOW THE STARS FELL INTO THE SKY by Jerrie Oughton
CHILDREN'S
Released: March 1, 1992

"A dramatically handsome setting for an especially noble Native American tale. (Folklore/Picture book. 4-10)"
Oughton's first book for children is a lyrical retelling of a potent myth: It is First Woman's idea that ``the laws'' should be written for all to see. Read full book review >