Emerald Hawks, an Appalachian mountain girl, has inherited the Healer's abilities passed down through her mother's generations. Emerald loves her mountain home, and is learning the Healer's ways when her father uproots their large family and moves north to find work. Shy and reticent, Bolen and Thursta, Emerald's mother and father, her brothers West and Hank, sisters Lottie and Lucy, and Neil and Flint, a cousin and a nephew, share their tribulations and laughter with us while encountering the ways of their challenging new world. Full of the flavor of a southern mountain home lost to time, this coming of age story is an unforgettable journey through a childhood that will touch your heart and cling to your spirit. 339 pages. 6x9" available in PB and E-book.