Books by Ruth Wallace-Brodeur

Ruth Wallace-Brodeur is the author of Blue Eyes Better, which received three starred reviews and was hailed by Publishers Weekly as "an exquisite example of spare, honest prose." She lives in Vermont.


HERON COVE by Ruth Wallace-Brodeur
CHILDREN'S
Released: May 1, 2005

"Details of village life, realistic emotions, imperfect parents and the lovable aunts offset a slightly pat ending and quietly reinforce the need to belong. (Fiction. 9-12)"
"We can't change what went before, but we can choose what to make of it." Read full book review >
BLUE EYES BETTER by Ruth Wallace-Brodeur
CHILDREN'S
Released: Feb. 1, 2001

"This kind of novel demands a hopeful conclusion, and Wallace-Brodeur delivers, using her skill and perception to turn a rather conventional pat ending into a moving moment. (Fiction. 10-12)"
Ten-year-old Tessa Drummond has to cope with the guilt she feels about the alcohol-related car accident that killed her 16-year-old brother Scott—she knew that he lied to their parents about what he was doing that night—and her mother's subsequent withdrawal and depression. Read full book review >
HOME BY FIVE by Ruth Wallace-Brodeur
CHILDREN'S
Released: Sept. 30, 1992

"Perceptive and simply told, a warmhearted story appropriately illustrated with gentle impressionistic paintings. (Picture book. 5-8)"
The rink closes at 4:30, and Papa says there will be no excuses for being late—it's only a four-block walk. Read full book review >
THE GODMOTHER TREE by Ruth Wallace-Brodeur
CHILDREN'S
Released: May 30, 1992

"A likable story with real insights. (Fiction. 8-12)"
Like Katherine Paterson's The Smallest Cow in the World (1991), a book that depicted a Vermont farm family and was first published by the Vermont Migrant Education Program. Read full book review >