A Place Apart

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Shortly after her father's death, Victoria and her mother move to a small village outside of Boston where she meets a wealthy teenage boy who teaches her a valuable but painful lesson about life.

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Overview

After her father's death, thirteen-year-old Victoria and her mother struggle to regain a sense of order and security.

Shortly after her father's death, Victoria and her mother move to a small village outside of Boston where she meets a wealthy teenage boy who teaches her a valuable but painful lesson about life.

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Publishers Weekly - Publisher's Weekly
``Paula Fox has created another masterpiece,'' said PW of this haunting first-person narrative about a 13-year-old girl who moves to a small Massachusetts town and encounters a Svengali-like schoolmate. Ages 12-up. Apr.
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780374359850
  • Publisher: Farrar, Straus and Giroux
  • Publication date: 9/1/1980
  • Pages: 184
  • Age range: 11 years

Meet the Author

Paula Fox
Paula Fox
After surviving a chaotic childhood in the U.S. and Cuba and giving up her own daughter for adoption at age 20, Paula Fox went on to pen award-winning children's books and a series of acclaimed novels. Today, she is enjoying a kind of literary renaissance as her work is hailed by contemporary writers including Jonathan Franzen.

Biography

Paula Fox is the author of one previous memoir, Borrowed Finery, and six novels, including Desperate Characters, The Widow's Children, and Poor George. She is also a Newbery Award–winning children's book author. She lives in Brooklyn, New York.

Author biography courtesy of Henry Holt and Company.

Good To Know

In our interview, Fox shared some fun facts about herself:

"My first job was working in a dress shop in Los Angeles in 1940, for $7 a week."

"I like to cook; it is, for me, a happy combination of mindlessness and purpose."

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    1. Hometown:
      Brooklyn, New York
    1. Date of Birth:
      April 22, 1923
    2. Place of Birth:
      New York, New York
    1. Education:
      Attended Columbia University

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