The Sound of Your Voice, Only Really Far Away

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Atheneum Books for Young Readers
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5.13 X 7.82 X 0.7 inches | 0.0 pounds

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About the Author

Frances O'Roark Dowell is the bestselling and critically acclaimed author of Dovey Coe, which won the Edgar Award and the William Allen White Award; Where I'd Like to Be; The Secret Language of Girls and its sequels The Kind of Friends We Used to Be and The Sound of Your Voice, Only Really Far Away; Chicken Boy; Shooting the Moon, which was awarded the Christopher Award; the Phineas L. MacGuire series; Falling In; The Second Life of Abigail Walker, which received three starred reviews; Anybody Shining; Ten Miles Past Normal; Trouble the Water; the Sam the Man series; The Class; How to Build a Story; and most recently, Hazard. She lives with her family in Durham, North Carolina. Connect with Frances online at


She refuses to oversimplify, allowing readers access to the girls' homes as well as school, making it clear that their inner lives are as complicated as their readers'. Secondary characters, especially the girls' parents, are likewise given satisfying emotional complexity.... readers leave Kate and Marylin poised between childhood and adulthood--they are not finished, but they are on their way.-- "Kirkus Reviews, STARRED REVIEW"