The Other Side of Carroll

Oliver and Shirley Tark were about eight years old one summer, and the family had come back from seeing a movie. Their father sent Oliver to get some bread. Shirley was playing outside with her jump rope, and the parents were discussing a dangerous topic they never talked about in front of the children. But then something happened, something that changes the course of all their lives. Something big, something that could never be fixed.

Oliver and Shirley’s journey is a unique one. It captures the importance of family and will surely take readers on a thrilling ride full of sadness, memories, adventure, and joy.


Sophia Nesamoney loves to play tennis, ski, dive, and travel. Her favorite subject at school is math, and in her free time, she loves to write, play the saxophone, and hang out with friends. While she was writing this book, her family helped her to never give up. Sophia is a seventh grader and she lives with her mom, dad, brother, and puppy in California. In the future, Sophia hopes to become a doctor and help people in need.


 50% of book proceeds will go to the Boys and Girls Club of the Peninsula. The other 50% provide scholarships for future Your Name in Ink students

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