Bibliography

The First Few Friends

The First Few Friends

(Harper & Row, 1981)

In 1968, Nina Ritter returns from her junior year abroad at Reading University, England to New York, where things have radically changed. Her friends, The Whole Sick Crew, are wilder now. Their ringleader, Aviva, has joined a rock band, and they are all experimenting with sex and drugs. Nina, still in love with the poetic Welsh boyfriend she had to leave behind, is both attracted and repelled by this new world. It takes some new friends – Ruth, a committed Hispanic teacher, Billy, a dancer struggling with the specter of Vietnam, and especially Floyd, a brilliant Black activist – to force Nina herself to change from a self-involved romantic to a socially responsible woman.

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It Can’t Hurt Forever

(HarperCollins, 1978)
Eleven-year-old Ellie Simon is going to have heart surgery. The novel tells of her stay in the hospital, the people she meets, and how she gets through this difficult time.
Illustrations by Leigh Grant.

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No Applause Please

No Applause, Please

(Dutton, 1977)

Ruthie Zeiler, fourteen-year-old poet and singer, and her friend, Laurie, have always been a duo. But when Laurie’s stage mother makes other plans, their friendship is tested to the limit.

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The First Few Friends

The First Few Friends

(Harper & Row, 1981)

In 1968, Nina Ritter returns from her junior year abroad at Reading University, England to New York, where things have radically changed. Her friends, The Whole Sick Crew, are wilder now. Their ringleader, Aviva, has joined a rock band, and they are all experimenting with sex and drugs. Nina, still in love with the poetic Welsh boyfriend she had to leave behind, is both attracted and repelled by this new world. It takes some new friends – Ruth, a committed Hispanic teacher, Billy, a dancer struggling with the specter of Vietnam, and especially Floyd, a brilliant Black activist – to force Nina herself to change from a self-involved romantic to a socially responsible woman.

READ More »

It Can’t Hurt Forever

(HarperCollins, 1978)
Eleven-year-old Ellie Simon is going to have heart surgery. The novel tells of her stay in the hospital, the people she meets, and how she gets through this difficult time.
Illustrations by Leigh Grant.

READ More »
No Applause Please

No Applause, Please

(Dutton, 1977)

Ruthie Zeiler, fourteen-year-old poet and singer, and her friend, Laurie, have always been a duo. But when Laurie’s stage mother makes other plans, their friendship is tested to the limit.

READ More »