Books by Rosanne Parry

THE TURN OF THE TIDE by Rosanne Parry
Released: Jan. 12, 2016

"Thematically rich, by turns exciting and reflective, this affectionate homage to the mariner life celebrates human commonality and difference in an increasingly interconnected world. (map, message for young mariners, author note) (Fiction. 9-12)"
After a tsunami destroys their community, Kai's parents, busy repairing a power plant, send him to Astoria, Oregon, to stay with relatives he barely knows, including his cousin Jet, whose ambition is to pilot ships across the dangerous Columbia River bar. Read full book review >
WRITTEN IN STONE by Rosanne Parry
Released: June 25, 2013

"This vivid, character-driven historical novel captivates. (map, bibliography, glossary, author's note) (Historical fiction. 9-12)"
Five years after her mother and baby sister die in the 1918 flu pandemic, Pearl's father is lost in the last Makah whale hunt. Read full book review >
SECOND FIDDLE by Rosanne Parry
Released: March 22, 2011

"While fast paced and featuring perfectly fine character development, this effort, hampered by its thriller ambitions, fails to reach the lofty standard Parry set in her luminous debut, Heart of a Shepherd (2009). (Historical thriller. 10-14)"
Post-Cold War thriller meets teen-friendship story with uneven results. Read full book review >
HEART OF A SHEPHERD by Rosanne Parry
Released: Jan. 27, 2009

"At once a gripping coming-of-age novel and a celebration of rural life, quiet heroism and the strength that comes from spirituality, this first novel is an unassuming, transcendent joy. (Fiction. 10 & up)"
Sixth-grader Ignatius—he goes by "Brother"—faces a hard year as his father is deployed to Iraq, and he, the youngest of five boys, is left with his aging grandparents to manage the family ranch in Oregon. Read full book review >