Books by Liza Ketchum Murrow

TWELVE DAYS IN AUGUST by Liza Ketchum Murrow
FICTION
Released: April 15, 1993

"The complexities of the plot never get in the way of Murrow's careful scrutiny of human nature; while leaving a number of subplots realistically unresolved, she gives Todd his own triumphant way out. (Fiction. 12+)"
With terrific pacing and a real sense of what makes people tick, Murrow translates current issues into a flesh-and-blood story of high-school sports, relationships, and homophobia. Read full book review >
ALLERGIC TO MY FAMILY by Liza Ketchum Murrow
CHILDREN'S
Released: April 15, 1992

"Come back soon. (Fiction. 7-11)"
Murrow's title will hook readers, but doesn't do full justice to this warmhearted story about an uproarious family with six children, living in a suburban canyon near L.A. Narrator Rosie Maxwell, fourth grader, is number two; her well-founded complaint is that no one pays attention to her. Read full book review >
THE GHOST OF LOST ISLAND by Liza Ketchum Murrow
CHILDREN'S
Released: April 15, 1991

"Smoothly written and more popular in appeal than Fire in the Heart (1989), but less interesting. (Fiction. 9-12)"
A local legend about the ghost of a girl who drowned trying to cross a dangerous breakwater has a present-day sequel. Read full book review >

Molly O'Connor, 14, resolves to learn more about her geologist mother, who died in an accident in California when Molly was four. Read full book review >