Standalone Books

Standalone Books

Each of these is an all-by-itself book, not part of a series. They take you from Denmark to West Virginia to Boston, - and many other places - and three of them come from my own life. (See if you can figure out which three!)

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Looking Back
Category: Standalone Books

It is a rare album memoir for both children and adults; it's straightforward text is accompanied by beautiful and sometimes heartbreaking black-and-white photographs.

Like the Willow Tree
Category: Standalone Books

The flu epidemic of 1918 destroys the only life that eleven-year-old Lydia Pierce has ever known. Frightened and lonely, she enters the unfamiliar world called a Shaker community and finds a new family she could never have imagined.

Gossamer
Category: Standalone Books

In a story that tiptoes between reality and imagination, two people—a lonely woman and an angry boy—discover what they can be to each other, renewed by strength that comes from a tiny, caring creature they will never see.

Find a Stranger, Say Goodbye
Category: Standalone Books

Natalie Armstrong, an attractive, happy teenager about to enter college, sets out to discover the parents who gave her up at infancy.

Crow Call
Category: Standalone Books

This is my first-ever picture book, a true story about a day I spent with my father after he returned from World War II. The illustrations were beautifully done by artist Bagram Ibatoulline.

Bless This Mouse
Category: Standalone Books

Mouse Mistress Hildegarde must supervise, organize, and protect the entire colony of 220 mice who live within the walls of Saint Bartholemew's....not an easy task, especially when her arch-enemy Lucretia tries to undermine her every move.

Autumn Street
Category: Standalone Books

When her father leaves to fight in World War II, Elizabeth goes with her mother and sister to her grandfather's house, where she learns to face up to the always puzzling and often cruel realities of the adult world.

A Summer to Die
Category: Standalone Books

Thirteen-year-old Meg envies her sister Molly's beauty and popularity, and these feelings make it difficult for her to cope with Molly's illness and death.

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