|Author: Cynthia Voigt|
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|Love stories aren''t about how they end.A chance meeting on a street corner with her childhood friend Orfe plunges Enny into the tough world of popular music. As Orfe''s business manager, Enny sees Orfe and her band, the three Graces, arrive at the brink of success -- and watches Orfe''s dangerous obsession with Yuri.Yuri, with his black, tightly curled hair that hangs like the tendrils of grape vines. Yuri, with his dark eyes that look right into yours as if he doesn''t want to miss anything about you. Yuri, with a problem that may be deeper and stronger than the love he and Orfe share. Orfe''s music has always been her salvation, but it may not be enough to save Yuri. And without Yuri, what will become of Orfe herself?|
Cynthia Voigt decided in the ninth grade that she wanted to become a writer. She attended Smith College, and after graduation moved to New York where she worked for an advertising agency. After marrying her first husband in 1964, she moved with him to New Mexico where she became a teacher. The couple had one daughter and divorced in 1972. Voigt and her daughter moved to Maryland, where she continued to work as a teacher. It was while searching for books to share with her class of fifth graders that Voigt began to get ideas for young adult and juvenile books that she could write herself. Her first book, HOMECOMING, was published in 1981. The sequel to that book, DICEY'S SONG, won the Newbery Medal in 1983 and, the following year, A SOLITARY BLUE--a companion piece to DICEY'S SONG--was named a Newbery Honor Book.