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Name:  Brooks Carver  

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Biographical and Professional Information

Brooks Carver is a farmer, a writer of historical fiction, and a poet. His family originally came from the Blue Ridge region of North Carolina.


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Titles At Your Library

The Angels' Share
ISBN: 0977401618

Prairie Sky Press. 2006

Out of the nineteenth century period of reconstruction comes former Sergeant Jack Grady of the Stonewall Brigade, his family, and a diverse cast of southern characters trying to rebuild their ravaged land. Join them in an epic 1865 journey across the war torn South. Meet this beleaguered farm family from the mountains and you will get a perspective of our nation that transcends and enhances textbook history.

Give My Love to Ivey Rose
ISBN: 0977401634

Prairie Sky Press. 2006

On the pivotal edge of the twentieth century, the beautiful and determined Ivey Rose Grady falls in love with the captain and owner of a steamboat. Things go horribly wrong

not at all as she had wished in her young innocent dreams. Into the story strides her younger brother, Jody Lee, a nearly perfect replica of his grandfather, Jack Grady, only bigger. The young man deals out his own very special brand of justice to those who would harm his beloved sister. The story moves from the Grady farm in the northeast corner of Tennessee to the Oklahoma Indian Territory before statehood. Jody makes a harrowing escape from his pursuers to the sanctuary of the western Cherokee Nation. Here, among the Cherokee, he finds refuge, friendship, and also the woman of his dreams. Meet this assorted cast of gamblers, farmers, killers, lawmen, ranchers, and other memorable characters from turn-of-the-century America. This powerful historical narrative, set against the perilous last western frontier, evokes romance, sorrow, defeat and violence, but also hope and renewal.


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