The Girl in the Mirror: A Novel in Poems and Journal Entries

Meg Kearney (Author)
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I looked in the mirror . . .
Who was that girl staring
at me, blood on her blouse, black under her
swollen eyes? I don't know you, I said out loud.
I don't know you, she said back.

The Girl in the Mirror is a story about love and identity--brave, vulnerable, and compelling.

Product Details

Persea Books
Publish Date
April 19, 2012
5.3 X 0.5 X 8.1 inches | 0.45 pounds
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About the Author

Meg Kearney is the author of The Secret of Me and The Girl in the Mirror. She has written two prize-winning poetry collections for adults and a critically acclaimed and popular picture book for children, Trouper (Scholastic). Before becoming founding director of the low-residency MFA at Pine Manor College (Chestnut Hlil, MA), Kearney was Assoc. Director of the National Book Foundation, sponsor of the National Book Awards, for 11 years.


Meg Kearney fully engages the reader in this very fine coming-of-age novel.--Karen Hesse
I love this book. It has honesty to the core; it is wonderfully written--poetry and commentary, both intense and personal.--Paula Fox
This book is a generous gift.--Naomi Shihab Nye
Deeply felt poems....Fans of Helen Frost will admire the attention to both poetics and story.

[An] introspective novel in verse about grief and biological origins.....Kearney tenderly explores Lizzie's anger, sadness, and ambivalence about her identity as she grapples with whether to risk being hurt by the mother she never knew or to approach the future without first claiming her past.