Books by Rita Murphy

BIRD by Rita Murphy
CHILDREN'S
Released: Oct. 14, 2008

"While even precocious child readers may not hear them, they will adore the setting, Miranda's soaring, literary voice and the dreamy fantasy-meets-reality plot. (Fantasy. 10-13)"
Bird-light Miranda has been lifted by the wind only to be grounded near the beach of Bourne Manor, where she is found by the owner's hounds. Read full book review >
LOOKING FOR LUCY BUICK by Rita Murphy
FAMILY AND GROWING UP
Released: Nov. 8, 2005

"Sweet and light as a feather but with the substantial charm of music or a summer's day. (Fiction. 12-15)"
Lucretia Buick's last name is bestowed on her when she turns up as a foundling in the backseat of a 1968 Buick Skylark convertible Uncle Rocco wins in a championship poker game. Read full book review >
HARMONY by Rita Murphy
FICTION
Released: Oct. 8, 2002

"Harmony has come to realize the importance of having the courage 'to live the life you were born to live.' (Fiction. 11+)"
Harmony McClean's life is like the Tennessee mountain cabin she lives in: "never entirely finished and always in the process of becoming something else." Read full book review >
BLACK ANGELS by Rita Murphy
CHILDREN'S
Released: March 1, 2001

"Still, the story itself is a good one and has its own rewards. (Fiction. 10-13)"
Narrator 11-year-old Celli lives in segregated Macon, Georgia, with her mother and brother; her father left years earlier. Read full book review >
NIGHT FLYING by Rita Murphy
ADVENTURE
Released: Nov. 1, 2000

The Hansen women have a secret: generations of them have had the power to fly. Read full book review >