Kimberly Willis Holt is the author of many award-winning novels, including Part of Me; Keeper of the Night; My Louisiana Sky; and When Zachary Beaver Came to Town, which received the National Book Award for Young People’s Literature. Look for many of these titles, as well as the Piper Reed series and Dancing in Cadillac Light, on audio from Listening Library. Visit Kimberly online at www.kimberlywillisholt.com.
“When I was a boy, my pa dowsed to earn extra money when we had a lean year. And when he put the branch in my hands for the first time, I felt a burning inside me because I had the gift, too. Just be thankful I didn’t hand that gift down to you.”
Amos figured it was probably best not to tell his father that it was too late.
What would you do if you knew you had a special gift—a sixth sense—that was passed down from one generation to the next? A gift that could help people in times of need, but one your father often saw as a trap. Would you use that gift?
This is the story of Amos Kincaid, the dowser’s son.