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Breckenridge Public Library J GOI (Text) 33500013251327 New Available -
Detroit Lakes Public Library J GOI (Text) 33500013251335 New Available -

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  • ISBN: 9780803734753
  • ISBN: 0803734751
  • Physical Description: pages cm
  • Publisher: New York : Kathy Dawson Books, [2020]

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Summary, etc.:
"Jane, a budding writer and Jane Austen fan, discovers the true secret to writing when a famous author and her cute, but annoying, son come to her small coastal town and play seemingly unwitting roles in affecting the custody battle between Jane's Hollywood mother and marine biologist father"-- Provided by publisher.
Target Audience Note:
Ages 10-14. Kathy Dawson Books.
Grades 7-9. Kathy Dawson Books.

  • Booklist Reviews : Booklist Reviews 2020 April #2
    *Starred Review* Though Maine's Whickett Harbor is considered quaint by most standards, Jane has always loved her coastal town. On the night the story opens, Jane is bursting with excitement because a famous author, J. E. Fairfax, is giving a talk at the library, and Jane, an aspiring writer, is sure Ms. Fairfax will divulge important trade secrets. But then a hurricane breezes into town and ruins everything, prematurely ending the library event and throwing Jane into the company of Devon, one of Ms. Fairfax's snooty, obnoxious sons. The hurricane also unexpectedly brings Jane's mother back from Hollywood, handsome fiancé in tow. It is, if you will, a perfect storm of events that throws Jane's life into chaos. Going (Pieces of Why, 2015) explores Jane's internal confusion, allowing her to feel conflicted, angry, worried, passionate, and happy by turns. Yet, the story itself remains buoyant, with interesting plot developments, layered characters, humorous moments, and a healthy dose of marine science, courtesy of Jane's father. When the issue of Jane's absentee, starlet mother declaring she wants custody arises, Jane must take an honest look at what she wants her life to look like, while considering the merits of second chances. Adoration for Jane Austen and a matchmaking scheme worthy of Emma Woodhouse add an extra dash of heart to this wonderfully told tale. Grades 4-7. Copyright 2020 Booklist Reviews.

Author Notes

K. L. Going lives with her family in the Hudson Valley area of New York State. Since graduating from college she has worked as an adult literacy tutor, a ticket agent for a major airline, a front desk clerk at a resort hotel, and an assistant in a Manhattan literary agency. She has lived in Maine, Oregon, Pennsylvania, Louisiana and New York. K.L. is the author of many books, including Fat Kid Rules The World, The Liberation of Gabriel King, and Dog in Charge. Her first novel, Fat Kid Rules the World, was a YALSA Michael L. Printz honor book.

Subject: Custody of children > Juvenile fiction.
Remarriage > Juvenile fiction.
Authors > Fiction.
Custody of children > Fiction.
Remarriage > Fiction.
Friendship > Fiction.
Family life > Maine > Fiction.
Maine > Fiction.
Custody of children.
Genre: Fiction.
Juvenile works.

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