Gone From These Woods
Nothing has been the same for Daniel Sartain since that morning in the woods when Uncle Clay went down. Mom tries to hold the family together with her comfort and love. Mrs. Hardy, Daniel’s guidance counselor at school, offers a sanctuary in her office as she tries to help Daniel survive after losing his role model and best friend. At the same time, Daniel’s alcoholic father, Clay’s older brother, makes a tragic situation worse. The memory of that cold morning in the Georgia woods – and most of all the hurt – will stay with Daniel forever. But somehow, he must find a way to go on . . . for Uncle Clay . . . and for himself.
In Gone From These Woods, author Donny Bailey Seagraves, an Athens, Georgia native, deftly illustrates the culture and tradition of the American rural South and how one boy must learn to navigate this world.
About the Author
Donny Bailey Seagraves
Donny Bailey Seagraves is an American author living in Athens, Georgia, USA. Her debut middle grade novel, Gone From These Woods, was published by Penguin Random House. For many years, she has been a freelance writer with publication credits in numerous regional and national newspapers and magazines. When she’s not writing, Donny works in her business, Junebug Books and Collectibles, which she founded in 1998. To find out more about Donny, visit her About me page or read her FAQs. Got questions or comments for Donny? Send a message.