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Publisher's Summary

Told from multiple perspectives and laced with startling twists, Dogwood, by acclaimed author Chris Fabry, is an emotionally rich tale of suffering, sacrificial love, and redemption.

A single visit to a West Virginia prison can't resolve the tragic pasts of convicted child-killer Will Hatfield and his former sweetheart Karin. While she struggles with haunting regrets, Will vows to wait for her, no matter how long it takes.

©2008 Chris Fabry (P)2009 Recorded Books, LLC

Critic Reviews

"... once the story starts cooking, it's difficult to put down." ( Publishers Weekly)

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Great story

This is a wonderful book with a great story line. It has some emotional and spiritual truths that make you do some deep thinking about your our life. It has lots of twists and turns . The ending will Completely take you by surprise. I have already listened to it twice and I know I will listen to itagain. This book wont disappoint In fact , you'll be glad you got it. The story is Wonderful and the narrarators easy to listen to.

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Tragedy, Love, Forgiveness in Rural West Virginia

Deeply moving and mysterious, the tale of Will Hatfield, incarcerated for twelve years for the vehicular homicide of three little girls, and his love for Karin, his childhood and high school friend is one of the best books I've ever come across . . . Karin, having gone on with her life in the small town of Dogwood, West Virginia, married to a preacher and the mother of three children, is haunted by nightmares . . . Karin has one steadfast friend, Ruthie,who tries to help Karin make sense of her dreams . . . and even takes Karin to visit Will at the Clarkeston Federal prison . . . Upon Will's release from prison, he returns to Dogwood, attempting to make a life for himself . . . rejected and hated by the townspeople, and even the church, he finds little peace . . . drawing upon his childhood experiences with his dad, Will plunges forward, humbly and without malice towards his accusers . . . One of my favorite characters is the old man, (who took care of graveyard) and his dog . . . and the relationship that both Will and his father had with him . . . this book will stay with me a long time . . . as we all have ghosts in our past . . . we all need healing . . . and things are never quite as they appear on the outside . . . the ending to this book is perfect . . . just like God's timing in our lives . . .

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Beautiful story!

One of the best books I have ever listened to. Highly recommend. Narration was perfect.

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Very good book two thumbs up!

we'll have to listen to this book and pay attention the end will surprise you

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Love it ~ kept my interest!

Love it ~ kept my interest! My most memorable moment was the ending ~ unexpected

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A few spots were definitely interesting and such a twist at the end! But, overall, I did not enjoy this book. If it wasn’t for a book club I’m in to discuss this book, I would have stopped reading during the beginning of the book.

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You think you know the ending but you really don’t

Excellent book. Love the use of several readers to tell the story. Great story of unconditional love.

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Very disappointed with the ending

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I loved Jesse Woods and this book started out very well with great writing and really great one liners. But the ending was so bizarre that it ruined the whole thing for me. Wish I hadn't invested the time in it.

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Gripped me from start to finish

Where does Dogwood rank among all the audiobooks you’ve listened to so far?

Right up to the top.

What did you like best about this story?

Twists and turns but easy to follow.

Which scene was your favorite?

When the grandmother was reunited with her granddaughter.

If you could take any character from Dogwood out to dinner, who would it be and why?

Chris Fabry♥ His testimony shines through his story and the reading of it.

Any additional comments?

I loved that he read the book as well as authored it....love his voice.

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