Books by Pat Murphy

THE WILD GIRLS by Pat Murphy
FICTION
Released: Oct. 1, 2007

"A terrific mix of imagination, insight, character inventiveness and kindness create the kind of read that nourishes young minds and hearts. (Fiction. 10-14)"
Large, generous and creative characters populate this deeply satisfying novel that tells the story of "Newt" and "Fox" and how they learn to take on the challenges of their lives. Read full book review >
ADVENTURES IN TIME AND SPACE WITH MAX MERRIWELL by Pat Murphy
MYSTERY & CRIME
Released: Nov. 1, 2001

"Amusing, sometimes, and well handled but not really puzzling or enlightening: the sort of book where, halfway through all the shenanigans, you'll either care desperately or not at all."
As promised last time out, Murphy ties together both of her latest books (There and Back Again, 1999, and The Wild Angel, 2000) in this quasi-metafiction involving the I Ching, parallel universes, wolves, personal growth, literary games, and whatall. Read full book review >
THE WILD ANGEL by Pat Murphy
SCIENCE FICTION & FANTASY
Released: Aug. 1, 2000

"1999's There and Back Again, along with her absurd chain of pseudonyms—at which news readers wary of the term "metafiction" will probably run a mile."
Murphy's latest (by Pat Murphy "by Mary Merriwell by Max Merriwell," and just don't ask, okay?) is another wolf-girl saga (Nadya, 1996). Read full book review >
THERE AND BACK AGAIN by Pat Murphy
SCIENCE FICTION & FANTASY
Released: Nov. 2, 1999

"Stay tuned for The Wild Angel by Mary Maxwell by Max Merriwell by Pat Murphy (don't say you weren't warned)."
A book written by the pseudonymous Max Merriwell, Murphy (Nadya, 1996, etc.) informs us (Merriwell also has a pseudonym—do you really want an explanation here? Read full book review >
NADYA by Pat Murphy
SCIENCE FICTION & FANTASY
Released: Nov. 1, 1996

"Overextended but intense and gripping, with lots of authentic background detail."
 Rousing historical fantasy from the author of the Nebula- winning The Falling Woman (1986), etc. In the 1830s, Dmitri and Marietta Rybak and their daughter Nadya carve out a farmstead in the wilds of Missouri. Read full book review >
PIGASUS by Pat Murphy
by Pat Murphy, illustrated by Graham Percy
ANIMALS
Released: April 1, 1996

"A silly, fun book for children. (Picture book. 4-8)"
 The walrus in Through the Looking Glass may not have decided whether pigs have wings, but Murphy—in her first picture book— has. Read full book review >
BENDING LIGHT by Pat Murphy
SCIENCE & TECHNOLOGY
Released: Sept. 1, 1993

"No index or bibliography but a list of three sources for lenses. (Nonfiction. 8-11)"
 Experiments using simple lenses, many to be done with the small plastic lens provided. Read full book review >
THE CITY, NOT LONG AFTER by Pat Murphy

Following Murphy's impressive hardback debut, The Falling Woman (1986), another foray into magic realism: an artists' colony in a near-future depopulated San Francisco wages a surreal war against determined totalitarians. Read full book review >