Peoples’ Song (serialized novel)

When runaway Carter Lee Hays picks up an elderly hitchhiker, he begrudgingly agrees to drive the famous but dying folk musician (who is haunted by the ghost of Woody Guthrie) to Glory, Oklahoma. Along the way, Carter Lee falls in love with a second hitchhiker, a whimsical banjo player named Tilly, and struggles to stay one step ahead of his father–a small-town sheriff who is in hot pursuit.