Maureen Daly

Maureen Daly


Born
in Castlecaufield, County Tyrone, Ireland
March 15, 1921

Died
September 24, 2006


Maureen Daly, a writer whose first novel, “Seventeenth Summer,” anticipated the young-adult genre by decades when it appeared in 1942 and has endured as a classic coming-of-age story, died on Monday in Palm Desert, Calif. She was 85 and made her home in Palm Desert.

Maureen Daly, about 1942.
The cause was non-Hodgkins lymphoma, her sister, Sheila Daly White, said.

Written when Ms. Daly was a teenager and published while she was still in college, “Seventeenth Summer” told the story of Angie and Jack, two teenagers who fall in love during one enchanted summer in a Wisconsin lakeside town. Written in a straightforward, unpretentious style, the book is full of innocent pastimes — boating on the lake, Cokes at the corner drugstore — mingled with m
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Seventeenth Summer

3.10 avg rating — 3,580 ratings — published 1942 — 24 editions
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The Small War of Sergeant D...

3.89 avg rating — 38 ratings — published 1966
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Acts of Love

3.62 avg rating — 29 ratings — published 1986 — 5 editions
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Sixteen and Other Stories

3.55 avg rating — 11 ratings — published 1961
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The Ginger Horse

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First a Dream

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My Favorite Mystery Stories

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“When I eat, everything tastes so good I can't get all the taste out of it; when I look at something-say, the lake-the waves are so green and the foam so white that it seems I can't look at it hard enough; there seems to be something there that I can't get at. And even when I'm with you, I can't seem to be with you...enough.”
Maureen Daly, Seventeenth Summer

“Growing up is like taking down the walls of your house and letting strangers in.”
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“A girl can't feel like a lady with a bottle of beer before her.”
Maureen Daly, Seventeenth Summer

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