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Karen Halvorsen Schreck

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Karen Halvorsen Schreck's next novel, BROKEN GROUND, is due out from Simon & Schuster/Howard Books in May 2016. She is also the author of SING FOR ME (2014), which Publisher's Weekly called “an impressive debut…a well-wrought and edifying page-turner” in a Starred Reviewed. Karen's young adult novels include WHILE HE WAS AWAY, a finalist for the Oklahoma Book Award, and DREAM JOURNAL, a 2006 Young Adult BookSense Pick. Karen is also the author of the award-winning children's book, LUCY'S FAMILY TREE. The recipient of a Pushcart Prize and an Illinois State Arts Council Grant, Karen received her doctorate in English and Creative Writing from the University of Illinois at Chicago.

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When we first entered this house, ten-plus years ago, I walked straight to the open, angled expanse of the front room windows and looked out at the bare branches of the large maple that rose before me, and said, “This place could work. It would be almost like living in a tree house.” We moved in, and set two chairs at the window for the best view–chairs embroidered with a pattern aptly called “... Read more of this blog post »
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While He Was Away
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Sing for Me
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Dream Journal
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