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One Night

Kelly Ray is nineteen and a recovering heroin addict. She works for her aunt, a famous radio talk show host. 20-year-old Prince Tomas, the future king of Lakveria, a war-troubled country, is in her city for a peace forum. When the opportunity presents itself to sneak away from the forum and see the city with Kelly, Tomas grabs it. What he doesn’t know is that she works for a journalist. What she doesn’t know is that her desire to somehow get him on her aunt’s show will turn her world upside down.

IRA Reader's Choice
ALA Best Books for Young Adults (BBYA), nominee
ALA Quick Picks, nominee
One Night
Dial Books for
Young Readers, 2001

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ISBN: 978-1611876468

Thin Ice

17 year-old Arden Munro's brother Scott has crashed his snowmobile through the thin ice on a river and now everybody presumes he's dead. Everyone but Arden. She's convinced he staged his death, and she becomes obsessed with finding him.

dot Edgar Award (Mystery Writers of America), finalist
dot ALA Quick Pick
dot New York Public Library Books for the Teen Age
Thin Ice
Random House, 1997

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ISBN:978-1611876314

Close to a Killer

16 year-old Barrie Dupre is caught up in a murder investigation linked to her mother's hair salon. Her mother was in prison for about ten years and now she and Barrie are trying to rebuild a life together. But . . . murder changes everything.

dot ALA Best Books for Young Adults
dot ALA Quick Picks
dot New York Public Library’s Books for the Teen Age
Close to a Killer
Random House, 1999

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ISBN: 978-1611876697

 
Hometown

Just as the first Gulf war begins, 17 year-old Border Baker moves from New Mexico to a small town in Minnesota where his dad grew up. People in the town haven't forgotten that Border's dad fled to Canada rather than serve in the Army in Vietnam, and Border becomes a target of their simmering resentment.

dot Minnesota Book Award
dot ALA Best Books for Young Adults (BBYA), nominee
dot ALA Quick Picks, nominee
Hometown
Houghton Mifflin, 1995

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Revolutions of the Heart

17-year-old Cory Knutson and the people in her life. Friends and neighbors in her small Wisconsin town have become bitterly divided over Indian treaty rights, and when Cory starts dating an American Indian boy, Mac, she becomes a target of the townspeople's bigotry.

dot Minnesota Book Award
dot ALA Best Books for Young Adults
dot School Library Journal's Best Books of the Year
Revolutions of the Heart
Houghton Mifflin, 1993

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Everybody's Daughter

Unable to decide between two attractive boys, seventeen-year-old Beamer Flynn is forced to examine how growing up in a commune in the north woods of Minnesota has shaped her personality.

dot Minnesota Book Award, finalist
dot School Library Journal: "An Exceptional first novel."
dot VOYA: "...a moving and oftentimes romantic portrayal of a young girl.”
Everybody's daughter
Houghton Mifflin, 1991

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Come in from the Cold

It’s 1969, and life in America has become an angry jumble of patriotism and rebellion, cynicism and hope. Jeff and Maud are caught up in the confusion. All they want is stability. What they find is each other.

dot ALA Best Books for Young Adults
dot IRA Young Adults’ Choice
dot New York Public Library’s Books for the Teen Age
Come in from the Cold
Houghton Mifflin, 1994
Too Big a Storm

Astronauts have taken the very first steps on the moon, yet Brady Callahan feels anything but hopeful. Her brother, an army private, is missing in Vietnam and she's stuck at home in Minnesota, worrying about him and not knowing how to make a difference.

Two newcomers in her life will help her find her path, though. There's the outspoken, charismatic Sally, who becomes entangled in a dangerous underground rebellion, and there is Mark, a young Vietnam vet who is as quiet and sensible as Sally is brash and risk-seeking. Through these relationships, Brady will find a way to feel at home in the storm of her troubled times and to feel hopeful and to claim some happiness for herself.

dot New York Public Library Books for the Teen Age
dot Junior Library Guild selection
dot Minnesota Book Award, finalist
Too Big a Storm
Dial Books for
Young Readers, 2004
Just Like That

Things change so suddenly. One day Hanna has a long-term boyfriend; the next, she realizes she doesn’t have strong feelings for him and breaks up with him. One day Hanna trusts her two best friends completely; the next, all of that trust is toppled. And then Hanna finds herself the bearer of a major secret: she was the last person to see two teenagers before they died in an accident on the icy lake. she can’t tell anyone, so when Hanna finds herself drawn to Will, the elusive boy she’s noticed around town, she doesn’t hold back. What she learns about him will astonish her, but what she learns about herself—her friendships, her family, her life—will affect her far more.

dot ALA Teens Top Ten finalist
dot ALA Best Books for Young Adults (BBYA)
dot 2006-2007 Texas Reading Association reading list for young adults (TAYSHAS)
Just Like That
Dial Book for
Young Readers, 2005
 
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