Books by Barbara Shoup

LOOKING FOR JACK KEROUAC by Barbara Shoup
YOUNG ADULT
Released: Aug. 12, 2014

"Ultimately though, a book whose title references Kerouac but lacks outrageous escapades may have difficulty finding its audience. (Historical fiction. 14-18)"
Quiet contemplation reigns when recent high school graduate Paul uses a road-trip search for Jack Kerouac as a possible escape from the pressures of 1964 suburbia. Read full book review >
STRANDED IN HARMONY by Barbara Shoup
FICTION
Released: June 1, 1997

"Lucas manages to loosen the ties that bind him to Harmony, and is last seen not in rebellion, but comfortably contemplating his many options—a true '90s ending. (Fiction. 13-15)"
A sudden friendship with an older woman gets a small-town football hero through a tough transition in this introspective story from Shoup (Wish You Were Here, 1994). Read full book review >