Liars by P. J. Petersen

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Life in the remote town of Alder Creek, California, is boring for eighth-grader Sam and his friends, until his newly awakened ability to tell when a person is lying involves him in a series of mysterious events.
 

About P. J. Petersen

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Petersen attended Stanford University and holds a doctorate in English from the University of New Mexico.
 
Published June 1, 1992 by Simon & Schuster Children's Publishing. 176 pages
Genres: Young Adult, Children's Books, Action & Adventure. Fiction

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The placid daily routine in tiny Alder Creek, California, flies apart when an old prospector's house is first rifled, then burnt down--and when teenager Sam Thompson discovers both a talent for dowsing and an apparently related ability to tell when people are lying.

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An eighth grader in a small California town discovers he has the power to spot liars;

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Sam, an eighth grader living with his widowed father in a small California town, has been experiencing ``surges'' in his arms whenever someone is lying.

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