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By any name

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2017
"Rida is an orphan out of California who dances for the troops in the USO. Spencer is a naval officer with roots deep in New England's upper crust. They meet during World War II at an Officer's Club dance, and Spencer might have been dissuaded if he saw just one engagement ring on her finger, but instead, he sees four. The courtship is easy, Rida wins him and wears his ring alone. But Rida is a wild card, and Spencer's family can't accept her unconventional approach to marriage, motherhood, and life. Even Rida's four daughters struggle to understand her, but for them it becomes a quest -- to untangle the mystery of their stubborn, off-beat, clear-sighted, loving and above all mesmerizing mother. Award-winning author Cynthia Voigt has penned a novel for readers who grew up loving her Newbery Award-winning novels for children and young adults. By Any Name features an indelible woman who sees lines as meant to be crossed, changing the lives of all who come into contact with her indefatigable spirit." -- From publisher's description.

Item Details

Subjects: Mothers and daughters -- Fiction.

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ISBN:

  • 9781682303092 (paperback)
  • 9781682303092
  • 1682303098

Edition: First Diversion Books edition.

Description: 286 pages ; 22 cm

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Blume, Judy — Both Voigt and Blume write moving, sensitive coming of age stories for older kids and teens that are character-driven and issue-oriented. Both authors create exceptionally vivid, resilient characters who tackle challenging issues as they grow up. -- Kelly White
Paterson, Katherine — Both Voigt and Paterson write moving coming of age stories for older kids and teens that feature vivid characters and emotional, moving story lines. In addition, Paterson also writes historical fiction that possesses many of these same characteristics. -- Kelly White
Anderson, Laurie Halse — Both Cynthia Voigt and Laurie Anderson write compelling, character-driven issue-oriented fiction for teens. Anderson's books tend to be more provocative in both tone and subject matter. -- Kelly White
Sloan, Holly Goldberg, 1958- — Though Cynthia Voigt writes for all age levels, her character-driven realistic fiction for teens and tweens shares similarities with Holly Goldberg Sloan. Both authors write moving coming-of-age stories about young people who search for family ties and true friendship amid chaotic and often dysfunctional home situations. -- Kelly White
Sachar, Louis, 1954- — These authors' works are Moving, Funny, and Attention-grabbing, and they share: the genres 'Classics' and 'Realistic fiction' and the subject 'Friendship'.
Cleary, Beverly — These authors' works are Funny, Attention-grabbing, and Character-driven, and they share: the genres 'Classics' and 'Realistic fiction' and the subjects 'Friendship' and 'Families'.
Taylor, Theodore, 1921-2006 — These authors' works are Suspenseful, Moving, and Attention-grabbing, and they share: the genres 'Classics' and 'Adventure stories' and the subject 'Friendship'.
Almond, David, 1951- — These authors' works are Engaging and Character-driven, and they share: the genres 'Classics' and 'Fantasy fiction' and the subjects 'Friendship' and 'Families'.
Dowell, Frances O'Roark — These authors' works are Moving, Funny, and Attention-grabbing, and they share: the genres 'Historical mysteries' and 'Realistic fiction' and the subject 'Friendship'.
Burgess, Melvin — These authors' works are Suspenseful, Funny, and Attention-grabbing, and they share: the genres 'Classics' and 'Realistic fiction' and the subject 'Friendship'.
Fine, Anne — These authors' works are Moving, Funny, and Character-driven, and they share: the genres 'Classics' and 'Realistic fiction' and the subject 'Friendship'.
Garden, Nancy — These authors' works are Suspenseful, Character-driven, and Issue-oriented, and they share: the genres 'Classics' and 'Realistic fiction' and the subject 'Friendship'.

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