A Promise to Catie

978-0-929398-41-9 Cloth
6 x 9 x 0 in
242 pp.
Pub Date: 11/01/1992


  • Cloth $19.95
New York Public Library Books for Teen Age, 1994
You've read ghost stories, but not like this one. When Billy Griffin moves from Dallas to the small town of Oakpoint, Texas in 1955, he thinks life will be simpler in the country. Instead, his life is turned upside-down by a series of inexplicable events. He has been living in the old ranch house only a few weeks when the silhouette of a woman appears in his bedroom window. Objects disappear from his desk. His sister Beth is bitten by a rattlesnake, then miraculously and mysteriously saved. Billy must call upon an old conjure woman, Hebronetta Sikes, to make sense of the events, but to do so he must get past her fierce companions, a Doberman and a German Shepherd. What he does, who he meets, and what he learns will surprise you. Folklore, race relations, and small town life form the background of this unusual first novel.

Published by University of North Texas Press