Books by Alden R. Carter

WALKAWAY by Alden R. Carter
FAMILY AND GROWING UP
Released: Oct. 15, 2008

"However, the interactions between Andy and his addicted father are achingly authentic, providing a painful yet hopeful glimpse into the volatile life of an addict and his son. (Fiction. 12 & up)"
"Sometimes I think I've been waiting for that crash my whole life," Andy muses when his drunken father nearly crushes him with the family car. Read full book review >
FICTION
Released: June 15, 2006

"For reluctant readers or advanced, funny, heartwarming, lovely stuff. (Fiction. YA)"
It isn't a sports story, nor romance. Read full book review >
BRIGHT STARRY BANNER by Alden R. Carter
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: March 1, 2004

"Buffs will love it; the audience could go wider."
Veteran YA author Carter's first adult title is the fascinating story of a ferocious three-day battle, among the bloodiest ever fought on US soil. No, not Gettysburg. Read full book review >
STRETCHING OURSELVES by Alden R. Carter
CHILDREN'S
Released: April 1, 2000

"An important book for sharing. (Nonfiction. 8-10)"
Another outstanding health-related title by the author of I'm Tougher Than Asthma (not reviewed). Read full book review >
BULL CATCHER by Alden R. Carter
FICTION
Released: May 1, 1997

"Good as far as it goes, but incomplete. (Fiction. 12+)"
The rise of Neil ``Bull'' Larsen, from fledgling freshman ballplayer to starting catcher on his senior championship team, is captured against a background of adolescent love, sweaty afternoons on the baseball diamond, and nights of summer-camp fun: in other words, a soap opera for pre-teen boys and a fantasy for budding baseball players. Read full book review >
BETWEEN A ROCK AND A HARD PLACE by Alden R. Carter
ADVENTURE
Released: Nov. 1, 1995

"Carter (Dogwolf, 1994, etc.) wraps the story up with conventional, artificial neatness, but his characters display a winning mixture of semicompetence and stubborn courage. (Fiction. 12-15)"
A week-long canoe trip quickly becomes an all-out struggle for survival for two teenagers, one with diabetes. Read full book review >
ROBODAD by Alden R. Carter
Released: Nov. 1, 1990

A brain aneurism has left Sharon's father disastrously altered, incapable of loving or showing love for his family and prone to sudden blackouts that make his former skills—driving a car, hunting—out of the question. Read full book review >