The Healing

John Tuft 2919336214573



John Thomas Tuft

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In THE HEALING, Jason Tribe’s hopeful dreams evaporate when his troubled wife murders their toddler son, leaving Jason to raise their daughter Sierra. He gets a second chance when a mysterious woman leaves an inheritance of a small newspaper near Shanksville, PA in 2001.



Short Summary

Jason is left alone to raise his daughter when he inherits a failing newspaper from a mysterious woman who insists he write a healing story each week. When the subjects of the stories are murdered, two misguided protectors appear to keep harm from his daughter.


Pittsburgh; Somerset County, PA;

Based on a True Story


Plot - Premise

Internal Journey/Rebirth,Quest,Tragedy

Plot - Other Elements

Meaningful Message,Philosophical Questions

Mature Audience Themes

Extreme Violence, Language/Profanity

Main Character Details

Name: Jason Tribe

Age: 35

Gender: Male

Role: Skeptic

Key Traits: Aspiring,Naive,Modest,Unapologetic

Additional Character Details

Name: Sierra Tribe

Age: 11

Gender: Female

Role: Emotional

Key Traits: Empathetic,Engaging,Adventurous,Heroic

Additional Character Details

Name: Danny

Age: 27

Gender: Male

Role: sidekick

Key Traits: Aggressive,Clumsy,Blunt,Sarcastic

Additional Character Details

Name: Luther Quinn

Age: 53

Gender: Male

Role: antagonist

Key Traits: Seductive,Skillful,Charming,Aggressive,Villainous,Unapologetic

About The Author

John is a novelist, screenwriter, and newspaper columnist. The Healing is his third novel, the sequel to The Healer. He is a retired mental health counselor, hospital chaplain, minister and sheep farmer. He grew up around Pittsburgh, where the novels are set, and now makes his home in North Carolina.

Target Audiences

Age: 35-54

Target Gender: Universal

Group Specific

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Publishing Details

Status: No

Hard Copy Available



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