Miles from Ordinary

By Carol Lynch Williams
(St. Martin's Griffin, Hardcover, 9780312555122, 208pp.)

Publication Date: March 15, 2011

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"Imagine Anna Quindlen or Sue Miller turning her attention to writing a young adult novel, and you have an idea what Williams] has done for early teen readers " --Audrey Couloumbis, author of the Newbery Honor Book "Getting Close to Baby"
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""Thirteen-year-old Lacey wakes to a beautiful summer morning excited to begin her new job at the library, just as her mother is supposed to start work at the grocery store. Lacey hopes that her mother's ghosts have finally been laid to rest; after all, she "seems "so much better these days, and they really do need the money. But as the hours tick by and memories come flooding back, a day full of hope spins terrifyingly out of control....
"No one can get inside the head and heart of a 13-year-old girl better than Carol Lynch Williams, and I mean no one," said James S. Jacobs, Professor of Children's Literature at Brigham Young University, of her breakout novel, "The Chosen One." Now this award-winning YA author brings us an equally gripping story of a girl who loves her mother, but must face the truth of what life with that mother means for both of them.




About the Author
Carol Lynch Williams is the author of young adult novels including "Miles from Ordinary" and "The Chosen One", which was named one of 2010 ALA's "Quick Picks for Reluctant Young Adult Readers" and "Best Books for Young Adult Readers." It also won the Whitney and the Association of Mormon Letters awards for the best young adult fiction of the year, as well as numerous other honors. Williams was the winner of the 2009 PEN/Phyllis Naylor Working Writer Fellowship and the 2013 Whitney Award for Outstanding Achievement. She grew up in Florida and now lives in Utah.
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