Books by Lynda Durrant

IMPERFECTIONS by Lynda Durrant
CHILDREN'S
Released: Dec. 29, 2008

"Lovely and thought-provoking. (Historical fiction. 10-15)"
For 14-year-old Rosemary, her little brother, Isaac, and her baby sister, Anne, the Shaker village of Pleasant Hill, Ky., is a clean haven and welcome refuge from their father's abuse and the violence of the Civil War. Read full book review >
CHILDREN'S
Released: Feb. 13, 2006

"Useful in collections on the Civil War, immigration, women's rights and Charles Darwin. (afterword, bibliography) (Fiction. 11-15)"
Jennie Hodgers lived in a world without passports, naturalization papers, social security numbers and driver's licenses—none of the proofs of identification we take for granted today. Read full book review >
BIOGRAPHY
Released: March 24, 2003

"Stick to good biographies. (afterword, bibliography) (Fiction. 10-14)"
Environmentalist, pacifist, vegetarian, religious devotee, visionary, nut—John Chapman, a.k.a. Read full book review >
BETSY ZANE by Lynda Durrant
CHILDREN'S
Released: Sept. 18, 2000

"A real winner in every sense of the word. (extensive afterword, sources) (Fiction. 10-14)"
A 13-year-old girl named Betsy Zane won the last battle of the American Revolution—the battle of Fort Henry in September of 1782. Read full book review >
TURTLE CLAN JOURNEY by Lynda Durrant
Released: April 19, 1999

"Although that part of the book gets short shrift, and the rest of the story is dedicated to modest adventure as Echohawk and his family make their ways to safety, this is an enjoyable read enlivened by the author's facility for establishing a fine sense of time and place. (Fiction. 10-14)"
More action-oriented and less psychologically penetrating than Echohawk (1996), this historically intriguing but dramatically uneven sequel once again puts the protagonist between a rock and a hard place. Read full book review >
ECHOHAWK by Lynda Durrant
CHILDREN'S
Released: Sept. 20, 1996

"No, Durrant avers, but it makes a natural lead- in. (Fiction. 10-13)"
A white child raised by the Mohicans who massacred his parents is given a chance to choose which world will be his in this probing, thoroughly researched first novel. Read full book review >