Books by Julie Murphy

THE SIT ROOM by David Scheffer
Released: Dec. 1, 2018

"A difficult but important read."
A former U.S. diplomat offers an insider account of his time on the National Security Council during the first presidential term of Bill Clinton, when officials were trying to determine what to do about the genocidal war within the former Yugoslavia. Read full book review >
PUDDIN' by Julie Murphy
YOUNG ADULT
Released: May 8, 2018

"Buoying. (Fiction. 13-16)"
Vandalism throws a teen of unflagging cheer into regular contact with her polar opposite in this novel told in alternating first-person chapters. Read full book review >
I'VE GOT FEET! by Julie Murphy
CHILDREN'S
Released: Sept. 1, 2017

"A quick hop, skip, and jump over the topic, adequate for first impressions but a large step behind Ingo Arndt's Best Foot Forward (2013). (Informational picture book. 5-7)"
A gamboling gallery of animal feet in action. Read full book review >
RAMONA BLUE by Julie Murphy
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: May 9, 2017

"An exquisite, thoughtful exploration of the ties that bind and the fluidity of relationships, sexuality, and life. (Fiction. 14-adult)"
In Murphy's (Dumplin', 2015, etc.) third novel, a teenage girl navigates the complexities of romance and identity. Read full book review >
DUMPLIN' by Julie Murphy
YOUNG ADULT
Released: Sept. 15, 2015

"In the end, it's more liberating than oppressive, with bits of humor and a jubilant pageant takeover by beauty rebels to crown this unusual book about a fat character. (Fiction. 13-16)"
In a small Texas town, a confident fat girl confronts new challenges to her self-esteem. Read full book review >
SIDE EFFECTS MAY VARY by Julie Murphy
YOUNG ADULT
Released: March 18, 2014

"Readers will turn the last page wanting to know where the next chapter leads. (Fiction. 15-18)"
A teen faces mortality—and then the possibility of life after all. Read full book review >