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In the fourth grade Barbara Stuber co-authored her first book – a "Diotionary" (sic)of nonsense words. Early spelling challenges resolved she now weaves those words into short stories and novels. When not writing, Barbara is an art museum docent, drawing inspiration for her characters and honing details of setting and plot from the museum’s vast resource of portraits, landscapes and sculpture.

Barbara lives in Kansas City with her family, about two hours from the good folks of Wellsford, Missouri. Crossing the Tracks is her first novel.

Average rating: 3.91 · 539 ratings · 137 reviews · 2 distinct works · Similar authors
Crossing the Tracks
3.94 of 5 stars 3.94 avg rating — 508 ratings — published 2010 — 5 editions
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3.39 of 5 stars 3.39 avg rating — 31 ratings — published 2014 — 3 editions
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April 2012, Barbara Stuber
" Quick Start SS: What is your motto or maxim? BS: "There is another world, but it is in this one." W.B. Yeats What Readers want to know... SS: How would you describe perfect happiness? BS: That magic moment when the perfect phrase transfers from my he..." ...More

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date: October 04, 2010 12:00AM
location: Wordbird, The United States
description: It's my blogiversary! To celebrate, I'm giving away the following:

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* The Devouring by Simon Holt (old ARC – new condition – Thanks, LB!)
* Soulstice by Simon Holt (old ARC – new condition – Thanks, LB!)
* Mockingjay by Suzanne Collins (HB – new)
* Sorta Like a Rock Star by Matthew Quick (old ARC – new condition – Thanks, LB!)
* Happyface by Stephen Emond (old ARC – new condition – Thanks, LB!)
* Graceling by Kristin Cashore (PB)
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“I’ve never seen an old person cry like this. The sadness from life is supposed to be folded inside an old person, not streaming out. - Iris from Crossing the Tracks”
Barbara Stuber, Crossing the Tracks

“Under a bruised sky, fingers of wind stroke the wheat from bleached gold to tan and back.”
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“Everything will need selling, or moving, or rearranging. But there's no right place for any of it, including the most awkward piece of furniture: me. I'm too empty to sell. I'm too replaceable to stay in Wellsford, and I'm too big for Celeste's apartment.”
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