Posts tagged with catherine-gilbert-murdock

May 28 2008

Princess Ben, by Catherine Gilbert Murdock


Catherine Gilbert Murdock’s new novel Princess Ben is a major departure from her earlier works, Dairy Queen and The Off Season. While Dairy Queen and The Off Season focused on the trials of a dairy-farming teenager with dreams of playing high school football in small-town Wisconsin...

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Aug 16 2007

The Off Season, by Catherine Gilbert Murdock


Catherine Gilbert Murdock’s The Off Season is just as thoughtful and engrossing as its critically praised prequel, 2006’s Dairy Queen. Murdock’s quiet, football-playing heroine has gotten more self-confident since the events of Dairy Queen, but her attempt to take charge of her future is still very much a work in progress...

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Aug 18 2006

Catherine Gilbert Murdock

Catherine Gilbert Murdock’s Dairy Queen is one of the most thoughtful YA books I’ve read in years. It’s the story of D. J. Swenk, a teenage girl living on her family’s near-failing Wisconsin dair...

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