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  • Writer's pictureMj Pettengill

The Crows' Path

Updated: Dec 8, 2023

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The Crows' Path, Etched in Granite, Book Four, Mj Pettengill

After an intriguing and unplanned journey, I am pleased to share the news. The Crows’ Path: (Book Four in the EIG Series) is available in ebook format. The links are provided below.

The paperback and hardcover books will soon follow. If you go to my website,, there are several links on the home page and the purchase page drop-down menu. 

There are various platforms available. When you get to the page, you will find which one is appropriate for your device(s). The print book is coming for those of you who prefer a hard copy. I will keep you informed.

I will announce my upcoming book events, which will take place in the next few weeks.

Thank you for your patience and ongoing support. I would have given up if it weren’t for the multiple lessons learned and sincere gratitude for overcoming many unforeseen obstacles. 


A Train. A Fiddle. A Crow.

It’s 1878, and young Agnes MacKay is lost. In search of her imagined father, she leaves the County Farm only to become trapped on a southbound train. Her unplanned journey brings her into the heart of Boston, where, like herself, she is amongst countless other lil’ wanderers—moral stains on society—living in the streets, avoiding the asylums and orphan trains.

Her days are numbered as a series of mishaps land her in The Mission, where she is forced to forfeit her name for a number. She lines up with the other girls, heads bowed in silence, scrubbing laundry and avoiding the man cloaked in darkness.

Samuel stays at the Farm, forming a bond with Caesar—a seasoned elder who made his way North—deeply entrenched in the Hodgdon family secrets. Caesar is the caretaker of a fiddle passed down throughout the generations, crossing the Atlantic and safely tucked away. He guards the family legacy, finally delivering it into the hands of its rightful owner.

Sarah and the others leave Fall River, ready to fetch Samuel. Will he go? Can she leave her childhood home after facing ghosts from the past? Trains—they come, and they go. Where will the crows’ path lead? 

The Crows’ Path: Book Four in the Etched in Granite Historical Fiction Series.

Crow on Fence
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E-book Available Now!

Order directly from Amazon, Smashwords, or my website:

Paperback and Hardcover Next

Book Launch Events to be announced.


Dec 10, 2023

++++++What a milestone ! To maintain and develope a seed of an idea over four volumes over more than one decade is proof enough that you are a fine writer . To create characters that holds the interest of the reader confirms that fact. The characters epitomise every human emotion and their interaction may be restricted to the stories , but are in effect, timeless. It is heartening to know that in a world that is full of superficial distraction , that the storytelling tradition is in good hands. The undisclosed drama of the actual writing itself is another tale to be told in time..

Mj Pettengill
Mj Pettengill
Dec 12, 2023
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Thank you for your acknowledgment and ongoing support. It is meaningful. Yes, this has become my life's work. Learning about our ancestors and the similarities between then and now has been eye-opening. There is a great deal of ancestral healing involved. Thanks again.

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