Norma Fox Mazer


Born
in New York, New York, The United States
May 15, 1931

Died
October 17, 2009

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Norma Fox Mazer was an American author and teacher, best known for her books for children and young adults.

She was born in New York City but grew up in Glens Falls, New York, with parents Michael and Jean Garlan Fox. Mazer graduated from Glens Falls High School, then went to Antioch College, where she met Harry Mazer, whom she married in 1950; they have four children, one of whom, Anne Mazer, is also a writer. She also studied at Syracuse University.

New York Times Book Review contributor Ruth I. Gordon wrote that Mazer "has the skill to reveal the human qualities in both ordinary and extraordinary situations as young people mature....it would be a shame to limit their reading to young people, since they can show an adult reader much about t
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Average rating: 3.62 · 10,044 ratings · 1,185 reviews · 51 distinct worksSimilar authors
The Missing Girl

3.43 avg rating — 2,615 ratings — published 2008 — 15 editions
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After the Rain

3.65 avg rating — 1,235 ratings — published 1987 — 15 editions
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Silver (Sarabeth, #1)

3.96 avg rating — 844 ratings — published 1988 — 9 editions
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Good Night, Maman

3.83 avg rating — 594 ratings — published 1999 — 9 editions
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When She Was Good

3.46 avg rating — 593 ratings — published 1997 — 11 editions
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Ten Ways To Make My Sister ...

3.79 avg rating — 477 ratings — published 2007 — 8 editions
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Taking Terri Mueller

3.64 avg rating — 330 ratings — published 1981 — 12 editions
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Girlhearts (Sarabeth, #2)

3.71 avg rating — 265 ratings — published 2001 — 10 editions
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Saturday, the Twelfth of Oc...

4.27 avg rating — 216 ratings — published 1975 — 5 editions
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Babyface

3.47 avg rating — 171 ratings — published 1990 — 8 editions
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“I guess, really thinking about it, I always assumed when you missed someone , it was tangible...something real you could grab and hold on to, but it's a not-there feeling.”
Norma Fox Mazer, After the Rain

“Friendship...is like pain. Explaining it is impossible.”
Norma Fox Mazer, After the Rain

“All the inane, meaningless noises people make that pass for intelligent conversation. They might as well be pigs grunting in the pen. (92)”
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