Contrary Creek, is about a brother and sister growing up on a ranch - the Rafter C Ranch located in the Mogollon Rim country of Arizona. This coming-of-age story spans one year, during which narrator Danny, witnesses odd events happening in the local town of Faraway. The high school principle engages in a book-banning crusade. The science teacher announces herself as a witch. And a mysterious series of deaths puts Faraway’s population of 250 on edge and threatens to tear apart the town.