Carolyn Coman

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Carolyn Coman


Born
in Evanston, Illinois, The United States
October 28, 1951

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Carolyn Coman (born 1951 in Evanston near Chicago) is a writer of children's books living in South Hampton, New Hampshire. Her books What Jamie Saw (1995) and Many Stones (2000) were nominated for several awards.

She worked as a bookbinder from 1975-84 and later as an editor with Heinemann before she became a full-time writer. Her books include the portrait documentary of the debut, and a picture book before 4 novels for young adults from 1993 to 2000. Her two latest books (2004 and 2007), for middle grade readers, combine humor, investigation and a sense of nostalgia.

Her four young adult novels are described as “she explores the darker sides of growing up: dealing with parent's abandonment through death in Tell Me Everything, abuse by a ste
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Average rating: 3.53 · 3,321 ratings · 449 reviews · 16 distinct worksSimilar authors
What Jamie Saw

3.59 avg rating — 1,668 ratings — published 1991 — 20 editions
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Many Stones

3.44 avg rating — 794 ratings — published 2000
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The Memory Bank

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3.59 avg rating — 454 ratings — published 2010 — 3 editions
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The Big House

3.53 avg rating — 189 ratings — published 2004 — 4 editions
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Tell Me Everything

3.18 avg rating — 76 ratings — published 1993 — 9 editions
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Bee and Jacky

2.99 avg rating — 74 ratings — published 1994 — 8 editions
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Sneaking Suspicions

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3.57 avg rating — 23 ratings — published 2007 — 3 editions
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El Banco de Memoria

3.88 avg rating — 17 ratings — published 2011 — 2 editions
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Writing Stories: Ideas, Exe...

3.90 avg rating — 10 ratings — published 2011 — 3 editions
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Losing Things At Mr. Mudd's

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“Never underestimate the importance of the beginning. Of anything. The beginning has the seeds of everything else to come.”
carolyn coman, The Memory Bank

“All dreams can be a source of light...but some are especially radiant. They linger and continue to shine with all they have to reveal.”
Carolyn Coman, The Memory Bank

“We write to find out what we didn’t know we knew. We write to know deeper and truer. We write to connect the dots: a whole new constellation.”
Carolyn Coman

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