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Books by Carter Taylor Seaton

  • The Other Morgans

    “She’d been born and raised on her Fayette County mountain in West ‘by God’ Virginia, and in all her thirty-three years had never stepped foot outside the state’s borders. Her family and that mountain had overshadowed her entire unremarkable life. It wasn’t that she didn’t love both, or, for that matter, every inch of her farm in Gimlet Hollow. She did, deeply. But as she stood, letter in hand, she allowed herself to dream . . .”

    The Other Morgans is a riveting novel about home, history, race, ancestry, and love. Yearning for a better life for herself and her daughter, AJ is suddenly challenged to make a life-altering decision by the terms of an unexpected inheritance. Once she tentatively accepts the conditions of that inheritance, she encounters stories of her family’s history that both attract and repel her. As Dorothy in The Wizard of Oz says, “There’s no place like home.” But what constitutes home? Where you’re born, or where your ancestors came from? It’s a question AJ must answer.

    Poverty or pipe dream? West Virginia or Virginia? AJ has one year to decide.

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West Virginia native Carter Taylor Seaton is a Marshall University graduate, a former marathoner and scuba diver, and the award-winning author of two novels, Father's Troubles, and amo, amas, amat . . . an unconventional love story, as well as non-fiction: Hippie Homesteaders: Arts, Music, and Living on the Land in West Virginia, and a biography of the late congressman Ken Hechler, The Rebel in the Red Jeep. Her children's book, Me and MaryAnn, is a collection of stories of her mischievous childhood. She has been a regular contributor to Huntington Quarterly Magazine and other regional magazines for over twenty years. Seaton is an oft sought-after speaker and workshop presenter as well as the host of both a cable television program, Chapters, which profiles authors, editors, and publishers, and a monthly literary event in Huntington, her hometown.