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Maureen Doyle McQuerry

Biography

Maureen Doyle McQuerry

Maureen McQuerry is an award winning poet, novelist and teacher. Her YA novel, THE PECULIARS is an ALA Best Book for YA 2013, Bank Street and Home Book recommended book. Her MG fantasy duo, BEYOND THE DOOR and THE TELLING STONE were a Booklist Top Ten Fantasy/SciFi for Youth and a finalist for the WA State Book awards. Her poetry appears in many journals and anthologies. She lives in Washington State. 

Maureen Doyle McQuerry

Books by Maureen Doyle McQuerry

by Maureen Doyle McQuerry - Family, Fiction, Historical Fiction, Social Issues, Young Adult 13+

Fourteen-year-old Molly worries about school, friends and her parents’ failed marriage, but mostly about her mother’s growing depression. Molly spends her California summer alternately watching out for her little brother Angus and tip-toeing around her mother’s raw feelings. As Molly digs into her mother’s past, she finds a secret hidden in her mother’s dresser that may be the key to unlocking a family mystery dating to 1918 New York --- a secret that could destroy or save their future.