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Body of a Girl

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  • Anonymous

    Posted March 24, 2013

    To candy

    I have been looking for you for an hour. Im crying my face off. I love you candy

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  • Anonymous

    Posted August 15, 2001

    Great transformation of an amateur reporter!!

    The transformation of the main character, Olivia, into her own newspaper crime victim is thrilling. Leah Stewart accomplishes a great task at showing how similar Olivia and Allison are despite their different lifestyles, and how Olivia's personality evolves as she learns and embodies the life of a young lady whose secrets and passions exemplify the complexity of her character. Great job Leah!!! -EC

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  • Anonymous

    Posted November 6, 2000

    Long, Hot Summer

    On a blazing hot summer morning the body of a girl is found in a Memphis park. She has been beaten, raped, run over by a car and left half-naked. This gruesome discovery sets in motion an intriguing plot. A female crime reporter becomes involved in the case of the murdered girl, and tries to keep the investigation on the front page, as the police encounter more dead-ends. As the reporter uncovers more and more about the murdered girl, she begins to relate and even assume the victim's personality traits. The author enjoys placing her characters in dangerous situations, crafting an intense storyline that applies to all women who do not feel safe alone in an urban environment.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted October 18, 2000

    read aloud

    leah stewart was an instructor at the sewanee young writer's conference this summer. she read aloud excerpts from this novel, which was in the process of being rushed to the sewanee bookstore in time for our conference. she read each piece with conviction and emotion. the entire camp listened intently as she delivered each new section of suspenseful prose. great job, leah. Y'ALL BUY THIS NOVEL!!

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  • Posted December 9, 2008

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    Exciting, unique amateur sleuth tale

    In Memphis, Olivia Dale does the cop beat. Although quite young for such an assignment and is not even aware of the names of the cops she reports on, Olivia normally arrives after the police and medical examiners have completed their efforts. This time she happened to hear the report of murder over the scanner and was close enough to beat most of the homicide cops to the scene. For the first time she sees the brutalized corpse lying in the park before the tape prohibits voyeurs and reporters (some might say that is the same). <P>The victim is Allison Avery, who haunts Olivia, as she seems so similar to herself down to her painted toenails at least to the reporter. An obsessed Olivia needs to know the truth because the similarities between them bedevil her and she could have been the person lying in the park. Olivia begins her own investigation into the life of Allison by flirting with the victim¿s brother and former boyfriend. Olivia digs deeper into a life that increasingly strikes home. <P>Though in some respects, BODY OF A GIRL is an amateur sleuth tale, the story line centers more on Olivia¿s state of mind. Olivia is a complex character whose actions obfuscate the barrier between reporting a story and becoming the story. The support cast, including the victim, exists for readers to dig deep inside the mind of the protagonisst. Purists who enjoy an amateur sleuth examining a murder will probably be a bit disappointed by this tale, but readers who relish a psychological portrait of an investigator who stepped over the line will devour Leah Stewart¿s debut novel. <P>Harriet Klausner

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