Terry Lee Caruthers writes ‘The Faithful Dog: A Civil War Novel’

Susan EspirituOur Town Neighbors, South Knox

Local author and South Knoxvillian Terry Lee Caruthers has written another exciting, heart-wrenching novel that is a must-read for history buffs and story lovers alike.

Based on a true story and the history of the Fifty-Eighth Illinois Infantry Regiment in 1862, The Faithful Dog: A Civil War Novel illustrates the devotion between dogs and humans. Both the human main character and his dog wind up on a Tennessee battlefield together. I will leave you to read the book for what happens as they serve side by side.

Caruthers’ books are known for their historic content as we have covered in 2020 after she wrote Vivie’s Secret, based on a real-life South Knoxville woman, Vivie, whose childhood in Hungary led to a life as a refugee. See the story here: Vivie’s Secret

Last year, Mary Pom Claiborne, gave us insight into Caruthers fictionalized account of the true story of Agnes Sadler, the first black woman to vote in Knoxville, told in the The Big Day. See story here: The Big Day

The Faithful Dog: A Civil War Novel has been recognized in several venues: finalist in the American Fiction Awards, finalist at the 2022 PenCraft Awards, and also placed second at Story Monsters Royal Dragonfly Awards. The book is available on Amazon, Barnes & Noble and your local library.

We look forward to the next book by Terry Lee Caruthers due out in 2024: Red and Me!

 All of us have a story and I want to tell yours! Send them to susan@knoxtntoday.com


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