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Nan Willard Cappo

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My first novel was CHEATING LESSONS, in which a teenaged girl must finesse a cheating scandal in her school. It won an Edgar nomination for Best YA mystery. My latest book is UNACCOUNTED FOR, a bit edgier--suitable for mature teens and adults (has a male hero this time). I'd love reader feedback on it, as I'm writing the sequel now.


Average rating: 3.51 · 153 ratings · 35 reviews · 2 distinct works · Similar authors
Cheating Lessons
3.52 of 5 stars 3.52 avg rating — 122 ratings — published 2002 — 6 editions
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Unaccounted For
3.48 of 5 stars 3.48 avg rating — 31 ratings — published 2011 — 3 editions
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Catching Fire by Suzanne Collins
“I really can't think about kissing when I've got a rebellion to incite. ”
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" Christy, I agree. Our book group read it and this diverse group of women all enjoyed it--for all kinds of reasons. Overall, we liked having a hero who ...more "
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So far I've used this book to kickstart my job search and really do the tasks; help my mother-in-law articulate her real reasons for moving from her big house to an apartment (they aren't what we thought); and help a client organize his office. Now h ...more
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Steal Across the Sky by Nancy Kress
Steal Across the Sky
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I wanted to love this book, because I highly value Nancy Kress' books on writing--I use them a lot. But based on this novel only (it's the only one of hers I've read) she's showing the "John Gardner" syndrome--when a writer's books about how to creat ...more
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The Persian Boy by Mary Renault
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This is the second Renault title I've read, and I might like it even better than the Mask of Apollo. I remembered only a few generalities about Alexander the Great. I certainly didn't know about his devoted eunuch Bagoas, and how fascinatingly detail ...more
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Havana Bay by Martin Cruz Smith
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Martin Cruz Smith's Arkady Renko books do two things very well that I'm a sucker for: they give me fast-moving, intelligent and darkly humuorous mysteries, and they feed my interest in history and foreign locales that I'm too lazy to satisfy via nonf ...more
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Into the Darkest Corner by Elizabeth Haynes
Into the Darkest Corner
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I loved the tension and compelling suspense of this debut novel; the tone of the writing and focused, detailed characterization were very well done. Catherine/Cathy Bailey leads a promiscuous party life you'd hate to think your daughter would try, bu ...more
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“If love was a river, then Martha's was the Nile: enormous, life-giving, and at regular intervals capable of drowning you in murk for reasons you didn't understand. But you couldn't do without it. And no one expected you to.”
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“You are both daring and unscrupulous, and you think fast. I have been looking for a person with those particular characteristics. Also I noticed you speak Babylonian.”
Eloise Jarvis McGraw, Mara, Daughter of the Nile

“Destroying things is much easier than making them.”
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“I really can't think about kissing when I've got a rebellion to incite. ”
Suzanne Collins, Catching Fire

“It is a truth universally acknowledged, that a single man in possession of a good fortune, must be in want of a wife.”
Jane Austen, Pride and Prejudice

“I have discovered that most people have no one to talk to, no one, that is, who really wants to listen. When it does at last dawn on a man that you really want to hear about his business, the look that comes over his face is something to see.”
Walker Percy, The Moviegoer

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