Gina Kaufmann is a freelance author, storytelling curator , and broadcast journalist from Kansas City who dabbles in sheep farming. Her first book is More Than Petticoats: Remarkable Nineteenth Century Kansas Women, which hits the shelves in January 2012; she also contributed the essay, “Exquisite Suffering,” to A Waiting Room of One's Own. Kaufman earned her M.F.A. in creative writing from the University of British Columbia in Vancouver. An avid Library supporter, Kaufman is honored to participate in The Big Read for a second year.
SYNOPSIS: Tom and Huck have fled the graveyard – and swear to each to keep mum about what they saw transpire at Horse Williams’ graveside. The sudden howling of a stray dog makes the boys believe that they are marked for death and they lament their wicked ways.