Frances O'Roark Dowell





Frances O'Roark Dowell

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in Berlin, Germany
May 30, 1964

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Frances O'Roark Dowell is an author of middle-grade fiction. Her books have received numerous awards, including an Edgar (Dovey Coe), the William Allan White Award (Dovey Coe), the Christopher Award (Shooting the Moon), the Voya Book Award (Where I'd Like to Be), and the Boston Globe-Horn Book Award for Excellence in Children's Fiction, Honor Book (Shooting the Moon). Dowell has an MFA in Creative Writing (Poetry) from the University of Massachusetts. She lives in Durham, NC.


Average rating: 3.72 · 17,558 ratings · 2,701 reviews · 19 distinct works · Similar authors
The Secret Language of Girl...
3.66 of 5 stars 3.66 avg rating — 4,207 ratings — published 2004 — 14 editions
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Shooting the Moon
3.74 of 5 stars 3.74 avg rating — 2,710 ratings — published 2008 — 12 editions
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The Kind of Friends We Used...
3.91 of 5 stars 3.91 avg rating — 2,436 ratings — published 2009 — 8 editions
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Ten Miles Past Normal
3.6 of 5 stars 3.60 avg rating — 2,065 ratings — published 2011 — 6 editions
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Dovey Coe
3.88 of 5 stars 3.88 avg rating — 1,596 ratings — published 2000 — 11 editions
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Falling In
3.64 of 5 stars 3.64 avg rating — 1,462 ratings — published 2010 — 10 editions
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Chicken Boy
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3.64 of 5 stars 3.64 avg rating — 1,020 ratings — published 2005 — 13 editions
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Where I'd Like To Be
3.7 of 5 stars 3.70 avg rating — 696 ratings — published 2003 — 14 editions
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The Second Life of Abigail ...
3.5 of 5 stars 3.50 avg rating — 541 ratings — published 2012 — 6 editions
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Phineas L. MacGuire . . . E...
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3.52 of 5 stars 3.52 avg rating — 367 ratings — published 2006 — 7 editions
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“A friend is someone whose face you can see in the dark.”
Frances O'Roark Dowell, The Secret Language of Girls

“Everybody's broken, sweetie. God helps us get put back together.
~Rev. Mayes
The Kind of Friends We Used to Be
Frances O'Roark Dowell

“He was a big talker, someone who liked words for words' sake, the sound of them, the way you can pile them up in your mouth and make a poem if you speill them out the right way.
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Frances O'Roark Dowell, Shooting the Moon
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