The Pumpkin Carver by C.J. Oatis
The girl that carved pumpkins was known to the rural New England town of New Haven as a healer of many ailments, but no one ever spoke of what happens inside the walls of her cottage.
When Connor’s mother was diagnosed with cancer, his father went to her home and returned with his nipple sliced off.
All seems well enough when his mother’s cancer goes into remission, but when they both die mysteriously Connor decides he must venture back to New Haven to uncover the truth behind his hometown’s strange relationship with the girl that carves pumpkins.