Search Results: "Beth Kephart"


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YOU ARE MY ONLY by Beth Kephart
FAMILY AND GROWING UP
Released: Oct. 25, 2011

"Though the initial draw may be the sensational subject matter, readers will come away with much more. (Fiction. 12 & up)"
The heartbreaking tale of a kidnapped child and her bereft mother unfolds in alternating narratives in this intense and lovely novel. Read full book review >

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NOTHING BUT GHOSTS by Beth Kephart
FAMILY AND GROWING UP
Released: July 1, 2009

"Teens with a taste for literary fiction will appreciate the deft wordsmithing and be touched by the unabashed tenderness of the narrative, but it is unlikely to have wide appeal. (Fiction. 12 & up)"
A long-buried mystery weaves its way through this delicately layered portrait of a grief-stricken daughter and father that meditates on the nature of loss. Read full book review >

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GOING OVER by Beth Kephart
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: April 1, 2014

"While this gripping effort captures the full flavor of a trying time in an onerous place, many readers will find it hard going. (Historical fiction. 12 & up)"
Life in the grim shadow of the Berlin Wall is vividly reflected in Kephart's moving exploration in two voices. Read full book review >

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HANDLING THE TRUTH by Beth Kephart
ESSAYS & ANTHOLOGIES
Released: Aug. 6, 2013

"Generous, intelligent and genuinely insightful."
A self-described "memoir autodidact" and distinguished author's refreshingly idiosyncratic guide to the art of creative nonfiction. Read full book review >

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UNDERCOVER by Beth Kephart
FAMILY AND GROWING UP
Released: Sept. 1, 2007

"Captivating. (Fiction. YA)"
In her YA fiction debut, Kephart's fluid writing style and ability to illuminate the meaningful and beautiful in the everyday combine to create a tale that is both winningly different and comfortably familiar. Read full book review >

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THIS IS THE STORY OF YOU by Beth Kephart
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: April 12, 2016

"A masterful exploration of nature's power to shake human foundations, literal and figurative. (Fiction. 12-18)"
The devastating superstorm arrives without warning at night, destroying the bridge connecting Haven, a New Jersey barrier island, to the mainland and isolating residents from one another; with her mother and fragile little brother on the other side, Mira Banul, 17, must cope alone. Read full book review >

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DANGEROUS NEIGHBORS by Beth Kephart
FAMILY AND GROWING UP
Released: Aug. 24, 2010

"While this may not jar all readers, teens with an eye toward historical detail will likely take notice. (Historical fiction. 12 & up)"
A young woman is lost in grief following the death of her twin sister in this tender, quiet work of historical fiction. Read full book review >

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HOUSE OF DANCE by Beth Kephart
FAMILY AND GROWING UP
Released: June 1, 2008

"This is a beautifully told yet very quiet, small story. (Fiction. YA)"
In the summer of her 15th year, Rosie Keith shakily prepares for the death of her beloved Granddad. Read full book review >

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NON-FICTION
Released: Sept. 14, 2000

"A curious mixture of limpid prose, compelling narrative, and greeting-card philosophy."
A meditation—sometimes profound and poignant, sometimes merely precious—on the importance of friends and the meanings of friendship. Read full book review >

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ONE THING STOLEN by Beth Kephart
CHILDREN'S
Released: April 7, 2015

"Disturbing, sometimes unsettling and ultimately offering a sliver of hope, this effort rivetingly captures the destructive effects of mental and physical illness on a likable, sweet-natured teen. (Fiction. 11-18)"
Something very bad is happening to 17-year-old Nadia. Read full book review >

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SMALL DAMAGES by Beth Kephart
YOUNG ADULT
Released: July 19, 2012

"Lovely and unusual—at once epic and intimate. (Fiction. 13 & up)"
A young woman is forced into unexpected territory when she is packed off to a vividly imagined, shimmering Spanish countryside in order to conceal an unexpected pregnancy. Read full book review >