The Stone Necklace: A Novel

The Stone Necklace: A Novel

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Named a 2017 STAR AWARD FINALIST by the Women's Fiction Writers Association







Clawing chest pains and a fiery car crash take one life and change the destiny of four others. The Stone Necklace braids together the stories of a grieving widow, a struggling nurse, a young mother, and a troubled homeless man, reminding us of the empowering and surprising ways our lives touch one another and how, together, we can recover from even the greatest of losses. Carla Damron weaves the stories of four people in Columbia, South Carolina, whose seemingly disparate existences intersect through tragedies realized and tragedies averted. Lena Hastings survived breast cancer and marital infidelity but now faces an uncertain future and crises with her teenaged daughter Becca without the support of the one person she has always counted on. Intensive care nurse Sandy Albright, newly released from drug rehab, confronts temptations from her past and false accusations threatening her career, leaving her to wonder if a drug-free life is really living. Tonya Ladson, a mother whose child is injured in the wreck, must decide if her domineering husband is right and a lawsuit will solve their financial problems. Joe Booker, a homeless man who sleeps in a graveyard, loses his gentle benefactor and must either succumb to the real and imagined evils of his world or find the heretofore-untapped courage to care for himself and for others as a stranger once cared for him. Weighted down by their respective pasts, the characters must make life-altering choices that reverberate into the fates of the others, ultimately bringing them together in unexpected but healing acts of compassion, forgiveness, and redemption. The Stone Necklace includes a foreword from novelist Patti Callahan Henry.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9781611176193
Publisher: University of South Carolina Press
Publication date: 02/02/2016
Series: Story River Books Series
Pages: 288
Product dimensions: 5.90(w) x 8.90(h) x 0.70(d)

About the Author


Carla Damron is a fiction writer and clinical social worker. She is the author of the Caleb Knowles mystery novels Keeping Silent, Spider Blue, and Death in Zooville in which she explores addiction, homelessness, and other social issues. Her short stories have appeared in Fall Lines, Six Minute Fiction,Melusine, In Posse Review, and other journals. Named the 2014 South Carolina Social Worker of the Year, Damron holds an M.F.A. in creative writing from Queens University and a master's degree in social work from the University of South Carolina.


New York Times best-selling author Patti Callahan Henry is the author of ten novels, most recently The Stories We Tell and The Idea of Love.

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Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Absolutely 1 of the best I have read in a long time. Full of meaning and captivates your interest from page 1. First time leaving a nook review if that tells you anything.