Books by Barbara Hall

TEMPO CHANGE by Barbara Hall
FAMILY AND GROWING UP
Released: June 9, 2009

"Bravo. (Fiction. 12 & up)"
Blanche's father, who did a disappearing act when she was six, is famous, a seminal rocker who has been off finding himself for the last ten years. Read full book review >
THE MUSIC TEACHER by Barbara Hall
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Feb. 10, 2009

"Presents music as a glorious metaphor for an approach to life."
A music teacher's failure with her gifted student is the starting point for this deeply felt meditation by adult and YA author Hall (The Noah Confessions, 2007, etc.) on the demands of musical passion and human love.Read full book review >
THE NOAH CONFESSIONS by Barbara Hall
FAMILY AND GROWING UP
Released: May 8, 2007

"Though it covers no new ground, both the easygoing narrative and the solid characters provide a pleasant read. (Fiction. YA)"
Letters detailing her deceased mother's shocking past prod a teenage girl to learn more of her family's dark history. Read full book review >
A SUMMONS TO NEW ORLEANS by Barbara Hall
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Aug. 9, 2000

"An engaging tale, enhanced by its moody, threatening New Orleans setting."
A rape trial is the unlikely cause of a reunion among three troubled friends. Read full book review >
CLOSE TO HOME by Barbara Hall
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: July 1, 1997

"In spite of some too-snappy brushwork on the cast, Hall keeps one's interest in the tangled webs Lydia discovers."
In a classy soap, with overeasy characterizations redeemed by some stinging insights and pace, Hall (A Better Place, 1994) again takes on those little town blues, this time as a setting for a marriage foundering on American caste and regional divisions, and further corroded by old family secrets. Read full book review >
A BETTER PLACE by Barbara Hall
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Aug. 1, 1994

"The characters, the readers, and especially the author (whose solid abilities we hope will lead to more exciting books) would all be better off if they left Maddock."
Rural backbiting and stagnation don't create much excitement in a mild adult debut by the author of Fool's Hill (1992) and other YA titles. Read full book review >
FOOL'S HILL by Barbara Hall
FICTION
Released: Oct. 1, 1992

"A tender, appealing growing- up story. (Fiction 11+)"
Again, Hall (Dixie Storms, 1990) affectionately re-creates a summer in the South without glamorizing the opportunities (or lack of them) for teens who live there. Read full book review >