Books by Linda Crew

BRIDES OF EDEN by Linda Crew
FICTION
Released: Feb. 28, 2001

"A fascinating look at the dynamics of cults. (photographs) (Historical fiction. YA)"
At the turn of the 20th century, 16-year-old Eva Mae Hurt and her family were proud members of the Salvation Army in their peaceful town of Corvallis, Oregon. Read full book review >
LONG TIME PASSING by Linda Crew
CHILDREN'S
Released: Oct. 1, 1997

"An amiable love story, lit by a likable cast and underlaid with reassuring, deftly inserted messages. (Fiction. 11-15)"
Though set in the late 1960s and festooned with period detail, this tale of an Oregon teenager struggling to free herself from the constraints of peer and parental expectations has a perfectly contemporary ring. Read full book review >
FIRE ON THE WIND by Linda Crew
ADVENTURE
Released: Oct. 1, 1995

"Storie, her family, and neighbors jump off the page to tell their tale, and what a story it is. (Fiction. 12+)"
It's August 1933 in the great forests of central Oregon, and it is so hot and dry at the Blue Star logging camp that Storie Faye, eighth grader, can't blow out a match—it keeps relighting itself. Read full book review >
NEKOMAH CREEK CHRISTMAS by Linda Crew
CHILDREN'S
Released: Nov. 1, 1994

"Once again, the Hummers are winners. (Illustrations, not seen) (Fiction. 8-12)"
Robby Hummer (Nekomah Creek, 1991, etc.) is now a year older and has a better teacher; and his small Oregon community is no longer questioning his parents' domestic arrangements (happy-go- lucky Dad is in charge of the rambunctious three-year-old twins, while artist Mom works outside the home). Read full book review >
ORDINARY MIRACLES by Linda Crew
Released: Feb. 24, 1993

"As an empathetic portrait intended to amuse, this misses the boat—a surprise, considering the writer's demonstrated talent."
Crew, accomplished author of complex YA fiction, proves less adept with this simplistic adult debut featuring an infertile Oregon woman determined to give birth. Read full book review >
NEKOMAH CREEK by Linda Crew
CHILDREN'S
Released: Nov. 1, 1991

"Robinson's deft drawings are low-key but perceptive. (Fiction. 8- 12)"
Robby's fourth-grade teacher's conventional concern about his parents' division of labor (Dad takes care of the two-year- old twins while Mom, an artist, holds down a job)—and about the fact that Robby reads all the time, even at recess—prompts her to send him to Mrs. Van Gent, the school counselor. Read full book review >

In a powerful first novel, a Cambodian teen-ager struggles to embrace an American future while respecting her cultural traditions. Read full book review >
BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR

"An occasionally uneven but emotionally engaging story of one woman's struggle to survive and recover after falling through the cracks of the health care system."
Crew (A Heart for Any Fate, 2015, etc.) shares an agonizing account of prescription drug dependence and withdrawal in this memoir.Read full book review >