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Patricia McCormick

Biography

Patricia McCormick

Patricia McCormick, a finalist for the National Book Award, is the author of four critically acclaimed novels: PURPLE HEART, a suspenseful psychological novel that explores the killing of a 10-year-old boy in Iraq; SOLD, a deeply moving account of sexual trafficking; MY BROTHER'S KEEPER, a realistic view of teenage substance abuse; and CUT, an intimate portrait of one teenager’s struggle with self-injury.

Her books have earned many honors: SOLD was named one of Best 100 Books of the Year by Publishers Weekly, and was selected by the American Library Association as one of the Top Ten Best Books for Young Adults in 2006. CUT was an ALA Best Book for Teenagers. McCormick was named a New York Foundation on the Arts fellow in 2004.

She is a graduate of the Columbia University Graduate School of Journalism and lives Manhattan.

Patricia McCormick

Books by Patricia McCormick

by Patricia McCormick - Fiction, Historical Fiction, Young Adult 14+

When soldiers arrive at his hometown in Cambodia, Arn is just a kid, dancing to rock 'n' roll, hustling for spare change, and selling ice cream with his brother. But after the soldiers march the entire population into the countryside, his life is changed forever. Based on the true story of Arn Chorn-Pond, this is an achingly raw and powerful novel about a child of war who becomes a man of peace, from National Book Award finalist Patricia McCormick.

by Patricia McCormick - Fiction

Matt Duffy is a private in the U.S. Army, serving in the Iraq War. After an attack by Iraqi insurgents, Matt wakes up in a green-zone hospital bed and is told that he was "on the business end of an RPG" (rocket-propelled grenade.) He has sustained a traumatic brain injury and is awarded the Purple Heart for service to his country. Still trying to piece together what happened to his squad, Matt faces a criminal inquiry relating to civilian casualties in the attack.