Book Release: Lambs of Men by Charles Dodd White

We a please to announce the release of LAMBS OF MEN by Charles Dodd White. This marks the first print only release from Shotgun Honey, and is part of a two book deal with Charles Dodd White to reissue his first novels, Lambs of Men and A Shelter of Others (Dec 2022) in paperback form. We are honored to have this opportunity and hope you will add these books to your permanent collection.

What to Expect inside…

Reeling from his memories from the battlefields of Europe in World War I, Marine Corps Sergeant Hiram Tobit returns to the remote Appalachian mountains of his youth to recruit a new generation of woodsmen to serve the nation’s armed forces. His native country, however, is fraught with memories of a dead brother, a drunken father, and a mother dead by her own hand. Still, there is grace to be found in the insular mountain community, and when Hiram meets a young single mother and a daughter who is every bit the child of nature, he sees a chance to generate a new kind of family pointing toward the promise of peace. A sudden bloody act of madness ruptures this hope, however, and the small town comes together to seek justice. Hiram and his estranged father Sloane ride out to find the murderer and bring him back to stand trial. The father and son’s journey through the wilderness calls up ghosts of the past, so that each man must come to terms with his own guilt in a world searching for innocence. Both mythic and immediate, Lambs of Men explores the cost of duty and sacrifice and the ultimate desire for lasting redemption.

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Some good words from good authors…

“Charles Dodd White has written this rich novel of the mountains as though he’s been saving every word of it for a lifetime. A book full of beauty and blood and bone, a story that carries the reader through time, through lives, through dirt and fire.”
Crystal Wilkinson, author of THE BIRDS OF OPULENCE

“An elegant structure for a grim psalm.”
Rob NeufeldAsheville Citizen-Times

About the Author

Charles Dodd White is the recipient of the Thomas and Lillie D. Chaffin Award for excellence in Appalachian Literature, the Appalachian Book of the Year award in fiction, a Jean Ritchie Fellowship from Lincoln Memorial University, and an individual artist’s grant from the North Carolina Arts Council. His novels are HOW FIRE RUNS (A Fall 2020 SIBA Okra Pick, IPPY GOLD MEDAL for Best Fiction in the South), IN THE HOUSE OF WILDERNESS (2018), A SHELTER OF OTHERS (2014), LAMBS OF MEN (2010), and the story collection, SINNERS OF SANCTION COUNTY (2011). He has also edited the anthologies, DEGREES OF ELEVATION (2010) and APPALACHIA NOW (2015). His essay collection, A YEAR WITHOUT MONTHS, was published by West Virginia University Press in 2022. He teaches English at Pellissippi State Community College in Knoxville, Tennessee.


Nestled in the foothills of West Virginia, Ron Earl Phillips lives with his wife, a daughter, a German Shepherd, and one too many cats.