Stephanie Oakes

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Spokane, WA, The United States



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Stephanie Oakes is a teacher and YA author from Washington State. Her debut novel, THE SACRED LIES OF MINNOW BLY (Dial/Penguin, June 9, 2015), about a girl who escapes from a religious commune only to find herself at the center of a murder investigation, is based on the Grimm fairy tale, "The Handless Maiden."

THE ARSONIST, her second YA mystery through Dial/Penguin, is scheduled for publication in 2017.

Average rating: 3.97 · 11,900 ratings · 2,283 reviews · 4 distinct worksSimilar authors
The Sacred Lies of Minnow Bly

3.97 avg rating — 10,352 ratings — published 2015 — 15 editions
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The Arsonist

3.98 avg rating — 1,382 ratings — published 2017 — 5 editions
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The Meadows

3.75 avg rating — 4 ratings — published 2021
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Things We Haven't Said: Sex...

4.33 avg rating — 167 ratings — published 2018 — 4 editions
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“Jude taught me what love was: to be willing to hold on to another person's pain. That's it.”
Stephanie Oakes, The Sacred Lies of Minnow Bly

“That's how you avoid becoming a moth," he says. "Stop asking others what to believe. Figure it out for yourself.”
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“I guess people can't be content without answers, even if they're wrong. We'd rather have a lie than a question that we can never know the answer to.”
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Tegan I just led a discussion on Minnow for my Lit and Resources for YA class in my MLIS grad program. We all absolutely loved it! We're all looking forward to The Arsonist! Thanks for writing such a compelling novel!

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