Jamie Langston Turner

If anyone listens to books or knows someone who does, Jamie has 4 sets of "Recorded Books" CD's for her latest novel, To See the Moon Again, available for purchase. You may contact her through her website if interested.

Though out of print now, Jamie’s books may still be ordered from Amazon, Thrift Books, and Abebooks. In addition, all eight of her titles are available as e-books.

Works

Limited Number of Autographed Copies
Jamie has a few copies of her eighth novel, To See the Moon Again, available for purchase ($12 each). Please contact her if interested.

Suncatchers
People have always fascinated sociologist Perry Warren, yet his most personal relationships--with his wife and young son--are in shambles. Hoping distance will offer answers, Perry has come to South Carolina to start over. Though a researcher by vocation, he has never met the likes of the people here, nor could he have dreamed up the world he is about to enter.

Some Wildflower in My Heart
Margaret Tuttle's story is one of love unsought. Long ago she took refuge in a predictable, regimented life, but something dark lurks behind her stern efficiency. When Birdie Freeman appears in the school lunchroom early one Monday morning, Margaret cannot imagine the changes that will soon commence in her well-ordered world.

By the Light of a Thousand Stars
Four women's lives intertwine as they find light in four different ways. Dottie makes her living as a hairdresser, but some days she doesn't want to live. Catherine feels that her life has been one long disappointment. Barb, disorganized and forgetful, wonders how she can ever accomplish anything worthwhile. And then there's Della Boyd--a lost soul in more ways than one.

A Garden to Keep
Elizabeth’s story is like an untended garden, with weeds as bounteous as flowers and stone walkways buried beneath tangled vines. When betrayal strikes, Elizabeth retraces the path of her life and marriage, discovering forgotten memories along the way. Pruning the garden of her life requires a new and painful honesty but offers the promise of mercy.

No Dark Valley
Against her will, Celia Coleman has returned to the small town she had hoped never to see again. The memories of that long-ago home and church--and of her own behavior there--are not happy ones. Once done with the dreaded duty that brings her here, however, she intends to turn her back on this place for good. What she doesn't know is that the floodgates are about to open.

Winter Birds
Plain and dutiful, Sophia Hess has lived a life no one would envy. Her professor husband has been dead for years, having left a cache of secret horror behind, and now Sophia’s nephew Patrick and his wife, Rachel, have taken her into their home. From a careful distance Sophia assesses their faith as she watches and listens.

Sometimes a Light Surprises
Ben Buckley wants his private world to be as structured, well guarded, and compartmentalized as the business he owns and operates. An unsolved murder from twenty years earlier has cast a long shadow over his life, and the risks of trying to rebuild crumbled dreams are daunting. He must decide what to do about the mysteries within his own family--face them or flee.

To See the Moon Again
Julia Rich, PhD in literature, has taught college courses for many years, guiding students into the wide world of words and ideas even as she herself retreats further from life. It takes a high school drop-out to show her the meaning of concepts like joy, faith, and hope. Together, the two of them take a road trip that leads far from home but back again, with minds enlightened and hearts expanded.

Selected Works

Fiction
"As Turner weaves her tale with a wealth of vivid detail, she avoids both sentimentality and patness."
--Deb Richardson-Moore
The Greenville (SC) News, Dec. 31, 1995
"In a lifetime of reading, a handful of books stand out—this is one of them."
–Michelle Rapkin, Editor, Doubleday/Crossings Book Club
"This thoughtful, warmly humorous novel takes a fresh look at the age-old search for peace and joy in a troubled, temporal world."
--CBA Marketplace
September 1999
That February afternoon was equal parts joy and heartache, but it began a journey Elizabeth Landis would never forget.
"Besides the fact that he was a married man, it was clear as soon as he spoke that his mission was anything but romantic. 'Do you have a toilet plunger?' he asked."
“Genuine humor and well-crafted characters make this a memorable and inspiring novel.”
Publishers Weekly (starred review)
"I love putting little pieces together to make something beautiful. In a sense I saw the structure of this book as a mosaic." --From an interview with the author
"You can't rush through Jamie's books any more than you can rush through life itself."
--Sheila Petre
Mercersburg (PA) Journal, July 9, 2014

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