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Joy School ( CD)

Author:  Elizabeth/ Taylor Berg Read By: Jen Taylor
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Format:  CD
ISBN-10: 0792799429
ISBN-13: 9780792799429
Sku: 30949492
Publish Date: 12/1/2001
Dimensions:  (in Inches) 7.75H x 7.5L x 1.5T
Age Range:  NA
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The house keeper is ironing and I am lying on the floor beside her, trying to secretly look up her dress. (from the first line)
Thirteen-year-old Katie is new to her Missouri town, living alone with a stern, inaccessible father following her mother's death. Unable to fit in at school, Katie forges alliances wherever she can: with her housekeeper, with a pimply-faced fellow misfit named Cynthia, and with the gorgeous Taylor, who gets her kicks out of shoplifting. Most frustrating of all is Katie's alliance with a handsome 23-year-old who shares her love for checkers but doesn't return her crush. . .
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Katie's mother dies, and she moves to Missouri with her abusive father, only to fall in love with an older married man.
Author Bio
Elizabeth Berg
Berg, a former critical-care nurse, has published fiction in such publications as "Ladies' Home Journal", "Redbook", "The New York Times Magazine", and "New Woman", and she has been nominated for a National Magazine Award.

Praise

Boston Book Review
"[T]he richness of the characters and the intricacies of their personal relationships make this a delightful and valuable book....Elizabeth Berg is exceptionally talented at rendering the emotional pain of love and friendships meaningful, in a natural, honest voice. She is a graceful, insightful author..." - Ellen Howards April 1997

San Francisco Chronicle Book Review
"The adolescent internal monologue offered by Berg...is both hilarious and heartbreaking." - Patty O'Connell 03/30/1997

New York Times Book Review
"...Katie's lively narrative voice provides the novel's greatest pleasure. Its plot...is ancillary to the real story of how she grows up and surmounts her losses....It [treats] a venerable theme with freshness." - Polly Morrice 06/15/1997

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