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Tiffany McDaniel


Tiffany McDaniel

Tiffany McDaniel is a novelist, poet and visual artist born and raised in Ohio. She is the author of THE SUMMER THAT MELTED EVERYTHING and BETTY.

Tiffany McDaniel

Books by Tiffany McDaniel

by Tiffany McDaniel - Fiction, Historical Fiction

“A girl comes of age against the knife.” So begins the story of Betty Carpenter. Born in a bathtub in 1954 to a white mother and a Cherokee father, Betty is the sixth of eight siblings. The world they inhabit in the rural town of Breathed, Ohio, is one of poverty and violence --- both from outside the family and, devastatingly, from within. But despite the hardships she faces, Betty is resilient. Her curiosity about the natural world, her fierce love for her sisters, and her father’s brilliant stories are kindling for the fire of her own imagination. In the face of all to which she bears witness, Betty discovers an escape: she begins to write.

by Tiffany McDaniel - Fiction

Sal seems to appear out of nowhere --- a bruised and tattered 13-year-old boy claiming to be the devil himself answering an invitation. Fielding Bliss, the son of a local prosecutor, brings him home where he's welcomed into the Bliss family, assuming he's a runaway from a nearby farm town. When word spreads that the devil has come to Breathed, Ohio, not everyone is happy to welcome this self-proclaimed fallen angel. While the Bliss family wrestles with their own personal demons, a fanatic drives the town to the brink of a catastrophe that will change this sleepy Ohio backwater forever.