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As a young girl Alice longed to be a mermaid. Her idol sat demurely on the Chicken of the Sea tuna fish cans. She peeled labels off to save her image. Every night before bedtime Alice squeezed both legs in to one side of her pajama bottoms and shuffled around the house pretending she was as beautiful as the tuna fish mermaid.

Real mermaid-hood proved elusive, so Alice became a modern dancer instead. For over twenty years she worked with brilliant choreographers and performed in amazing places. And while she’s still paid to do the occasional pirouette, Alice also works as a Parenting Coach/Writer helping out moms and dads, and talking to kids also, about their (often annoying) parents.

But Alice is most at home when upside down and underwater.
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Alice Kaltman There's so much great YA out there that deals with mental illness, family dysfunction, and other heavy topics. But there aren't all that many that…moreThere's so much great YA out there that deals with mental illness, family dysfunction, and other heavy topics. But there aren't all that many that deal specifically with shyness and it's wily cousin, performance anxiety. I wanted to write about an atypical 'star', someone who has deep reluctance to the performative aspects of her sport. And of course, as a surfer myself, I was dying to write a book that shares and describes the thrill of riding waves, and having a spiritual relationship to the ocean. I hope readers will come away with a deeper understanding of social phobias, and a deeper stoke to get their own butts in gear and out in the waves!(less)
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Self Portrait with Boy was one of the best books I read in 2018. A modern Gothic classic, mixed with social commentary, believable psychology, and pitch perfect description of the New York art scene of the early 90's. Here you'll find all the dysfunc ...more
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As a YA contemporary author and a therapist and a jock, I have to say: Girl Against the Universe does it ALL sublimely. This is a wonderful book about therapy, love, fighting fears, winning some, losing some. Maguire is a wonderful and complicated gi ...more
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If only the story in My Whole Truth was a fantasy. But no. The issues and characters in this compelling novel are gut wrenching-ly realistic. There's sexual assault, there's FF romance, there's complicated family relationships and dysfunction, there ...more
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I am a sucker for stories that have multiple layers, whether that be literary novels (for adults), YA, or Middle Grade. Unwritten is marvelously layered, with a main character Gracie, who must travel back into the unpublished fairy tale from whence s ...more
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"A super shy teen surfer braves ten foot waves, a stormy relationship with her single mom and the tumultuous tides of first love in this poignant debut YA coming-of-age story. I cheered for Anna aka The Surfing Siren and readers will too as she fac..." Read more of this review »
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" "The world is your oyster, and don’t you forget it."



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"The perfect YA novel- characters I truly cared about, a story line that had a good number of unexpected twists, and a terrific read that kept me up far too late two nights in succession because I just couldn't put it down. I particularly loved wat..." Read more of this review »
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“Helen studies her reflection, a crumpled, faded version of their daughter, now twenty-eight years old, living in Los Angeles, single, defensive, but gainfully employed. Helen used to worry about her bristly daughter all the time, but John takes up all the anxiety parking spots now.”
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“Mae looked around the table at the other moms and tried not to be too obviously observational.”
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“Avian imagery indicates flightiness.”
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