Books by Sharon E. Heisel

PRECIOUS GOLD, PRECIOUS JADE by Sharon E. Heisel
ADVENTURE
Released: April 15, 2000

"Although somewhat formulaic and slow in spots, Heisel's colorfully written story, textured with exuberant, punchy dialogue, will give face to a little known aspect of the gold rush. (author's note) (Historical Fiction. 10-12)"
Prejudice leads to tragedy in Heisel's (Eyes of a Stranger, 1996) preachy, but perceptive, cross-cultural tale about a friendship between two girls, one a white Christian, the other a non-Christian Chinese in a rough and tumble mining community. Read full book review >
EYES OF A STRANGER by Sharon E. Heisel
FICTION
Released: June 1, 1996

"Heisel's first YA novel is a little pulpy, occasionally purple, and sometimes predictable, but it combines swift plotting and some especially horrible scenes to provide breathless entertainment to the end. (Fiction. 14+)"
For Marissa, the ticket booth at her uncle's carousel is the only place where she can forget her crippled leg and the subsequent taunts and jeers of her classmates and strangers. Read full book review >
WRAPPED IN A RIDDLE by Sharon E. Heisel
CHILDREN'S
Released: Oct. 1, 1993

"Readers will enjoy the riddles throughout; they may also find themselves suddenly interested in reading Mark Twain. (Fiction. 8-12)"
A jim-dandy of a mystery. Read full book review >