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Jars of Glass

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Jars of Glass

By Brad Barkley; Heather Hepler

Speak, Paperback, 9780142414897, 246pp.

Publication Date: October 15, 2009

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Description

From the critically acclaimed authors of Scrambled Eggs at Midnight and Dream Factory comes a poignant story of two sisters.

Chloe and Shana want the same thing?for everything to go back to normal, the way it was before their mom went to the hospital. But both sisters know that things can never be the same. While Chloe wants their mom to come home so they can be a family again, Shana never wants to see their mother. And while Shana is trying to escape her problems by hiding under a new persona, Chloe is left trying to be the responsible one. Then things go from bad to worse, and the sisters are forced to band together and redefine what it means to be a family.



About the Author
Brad Barkley is the author of two adult novels ("Money, Love" and "Alison's Automotive Repair Manual") and two story collections, the most recent of which is "Another Perfect Catastrophe." Two of his books have been "Booksense 76" selections. His short stories have appeared in over thirty magazines. He lives in western Maryland where he teaches fiction writing and raises two children, both too smart for their own good.

Heather Hepler grew up in North Texas. She has lived in Reno, on the coast of Maine, in the interior of Alaska, and near Death Valley, but she currently is being held against her will in Tyler, Texas. She holds a Master's in Library Science from the University of North Texas and an MFA in Creative Writing from the University of Southern Maine. She works as a reviewer for VOYA, "Kirkus Reviews, " "Publisher s Weekly, " "Library Media Connection, " and "The New York Times." Her first novel, "Scrambled Eggs at Midnight" (Dutton) is set for release in May 2006. The second, "The Dream Factory" (Dutton) will be released Spring 2007. Her writing has also appeared in the "Southwest Review" and the "Cincinnati Review.""
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