12 November 2018.
ISBN: 978-1-943887-76-7 (PB)
In this story set in the U.S state of West Virginia, the protagonist, 16-year-old Jimmy Lee Schuman, has lost his father in a mining accident. The eldest of five children, the burden of earning enough money to support his mother and younger brothers and sisters falls on him. But he has no qualifications at all and the meagre wages he earns in the local supermarket are not enough for the family’s needs. Then – a stroke of luck. An elderly widow, Mrs Simmons, has acquired a lonely tumbledown cottage and needs someone to help her get it habitable. And when they find a badly injured dog, an Alsatian, near death, they decide to rescue it and call it Lazarus.