Marjory Heath Wentworth

Author Biography

Marjory Heath Wentworth is Poet Laureate of South Carolina and the author of Noticing Eden and Despite Gravity. She writes a bimonthly column on poetry for The Post and Courier of Charleston, and teaches poetry in an arts and healing program at the city’s Roper Hospital. She lives in Mount Pleasant with her husband Peter and their three sons.

Books by this Author



Published 2008
$16.99 (Hardcover)

Based on a true story, Shackles describes what happens when a group of boys—Hunter and his younger brothers, Oliver and Taylor, and three friends—search for buried treasure in their backyard on Sullivan’s Island, South Carolina. When they unexpectedly dig up shackles, instead of the treasure they were hoping for, they are sad and confused. Neighbor and friend Mr. Green is summoned, and tries to explain the painful hidden history of Sullivan’s Island. With 16 original illustrations.

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