Books by Siobhan Dowd

SOLACE OF THE ROAD by Siobhan Dowd
ADVENTURE
Released: Oct. 13, 2009

"A last gift from Dowd. (Fiction. 12 & up)"
Holly, a 15-year-old ward of the state, is placed with foster parents who, though they try very hard, can't break through the barrier she has constructed around herself, mostly to forget her early life with her uninterested mother. Read full book review >
BOG CHILD by Siobhan Dowd
FAMILY AND GROWING UP
Released: Sept. 9, 2008

"Pitch-perfect in capturing the often futile struggles for the many victims of Irish independence over the millennia. (Fiction. 12 & up)"
This haunting, suspenseful novel follows the parallel stories of Fergus, facing the final high-school exams that will decide his future, and a murdered Iron Age "bog child" he names Mel after he discovers her well-preserved body in a peat marsh. Read full book review >
THE LONDON EYE MYSTERY by Siobhan Dowd
CHILDREN'S
Released: Feb. 12, 2008

"The message, grippingly delivered, is that kids, even differently abled ones, are worth paying attention to. (Fiction. 9-14)"
When Ted's cousin Salim visits London, he insists on riding "The London Eye," an immense observation wheel. Read full book review >
A SWIFT PURE CRY by Siobhan Dowd
FAMILY AND GROWING UP
Released: March 13, 2007

"Told through flowing eloquent prose, with strong Joycean influences, this engrossing and haunting tale will not let the reader go. (Fiction. YA)"
Fifteen-year-old Shell Talent's life has been spiraling downward. Read full book review >