Books by Jane St. Anthony

ISABELLE DAY REFUSES TO DIE OF A BROKEN HEART by Jane St. Anthony
CHILDREN'S
Released: Sept. 1, 2015

"Stories for the middle-grade audience that deal with the suicide of a parent are few, and this one, sensitive but never syrupy, stands out. (Historical fiction. 10-14)"
Although spunky Isabelle refuses to die of a broken heart, sometimes it seems like it might happen anyway. Read full book review >
GRACE ABOVE ALL by Jane St. Anthony
CHILDREN'S
Released: May 7, 2007

"She meets and is initially horrified by some strange relatives, but a neighbor gives her a new perspective on them, a lens for seeing her own family with more affectionate and compassionate eyes. (Fiction. 10-14)"
Not a lot happens in this gently flowing, atmospheric, slice-of-life companion to The Summer Sherman Loved Me (2006), which is to say the story, about a family vacationing in a lakeside cabin, is small. Read full book review >
THE SUMMER SHERMAN LOVED ME by Jane St. Anthony
CHILDREN'S
Released: May 3, 2006

"Sadly, this story doesn't pack much of an emotional wallop, leaving the reader interested but fundamentally unengaged. (Fiction. 9-12)"
Set in a time when women stayed home and wore nylons even in the summer, this slice-of-life is less of a story and more of an evocative mood piece. Read full book review >