Many Stones [NOOK Book]


A father and daughter confront each other and their own wounds in a land of loss and reconciliation.

Trudi Birger Prize Honor Book
Tayshas High School Reading List —Texas Library Association
Michael L. Printz Award Honor Book
National Book Award Finalist
ALA Best Books for Young Adults
Top Choice List —Children's Literature
CCBC Choices
Editors' Choice Top of the List —Booklist
Lasting Connections —Book Links
SLJ Best Books
Books for the Teen Age —NYPL
Los Angeles Times Book Prize Finalist
Editor's Hardcover Fiction Choice List —KLIATT
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9781608980086
  • Publisher: namelos
  • Publication date: 9/9/2009
  • Sold by: Barnes & Noble
  • Format: eBook
  • Pages: 160
  • File size: 293 KB

Meet the Author

Carolyn Coman was born in Evanston, Illinois and graduated from Hampshire College, where she studied writing. She is the author of What Jamie Saw, a Newbery Honor book, and Many Stones, a Michael L. Printz Honor book. These were also National Book Award Finalists. More recently, Carolyn has published The Big House and its sequel, Sneaking Suspicions, both illustrated by Rob Shepperson. In 2010, Carolyn and Rob published The Memory Bank. Carolyn has been on the faculty of the Vermont College and the Hamline College MFA programs in Writing for Children and Young Adults and now the Whole Novel Workshops conducted under the auspices of the Highlights Foundation. She lives in a small town in New Hampshire.
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  • Posted August 1, 2010

    My Thoughts About Many Stones By Carolyn Coman

    I enjoyed the novel Many Stones by Carolyn Coman because I am a teenager and I feel that this particular story can be very easily related to adolescence. This is because throughout the plot line the main character ,Berry, has a growing conflict with her father, similar to how teens commonly have disagreements with their parents. This story, however, becomes less than relateable when Berry's sister, Laura, gets murdered while preforming philanthropic duties in the country of South Africa. Laura's murder causes Berry to spiral into a state of grief and depression, making this story a little dark at some points. This is followed by a rather Hollywood ending where she forgives her father and moves past the death of her sister by finding passion in the humanitarian actions that Laura had once took part in and loved. In my opinion the book was overall entertaining, and I thought that the author, Carolyn Coman did an excellent job of depicting the struggles one faces by the loss of a loved one.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted November 26, 2004

    Fantastic and compelling story!

    I loved how this book explored the views of both an angered teen who is mad at everyone and a father who is trying to reconnect with his daughter. This story is sad but it makes you appreciate the family that you have. It also makes you realize that no matter how good things are going they can change in an instant. I thought this book was very true and realistic of how a realationship can change between loved ones after a death of a person you both care for. This book is a must read if you are looking for a story of two family members trying to reconnect with eachother.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted January 23, 2003

    The best book about father/daughter relationships

    This is a great book for young girls. It was one of those books that you just can't put down. This is a very well written book and i enjoyed it very much.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted December 8, 2001

    Great Read!

    I'm in the prosses of finishing the book. But still the powerfully discriped novel catches my breath. I enjoy it very much. Nice work Carolyne!

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