Girl in the Mirror

Girl in the Mirror Ruth Ann struggles with the idea that her father might remarry someone she cannot get along with

  • Title: Girl in the Mirror
  • Author: Zoa Sherburne
  • ISBN: 9780688213442
  • Page: 192
  • Format: Hardcover
  • Ruth Ann struggles with the idea that her father might remarry someone she cannot get along with.

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    About “Zoa Sherburne

    • Zoa Sherburne

      Born in Seattle and reared in Washington, Mrs Sherburne began writing while attending Whittier Elementary School and in early 1940 had progressed to the point that the weekly Ballard Tribune newspaper published a column of what she called light verse under the headline The Gremlin s Say Then Mrs Sherburne entered a radio program s limerick writing contest and won a 250 first prize that was invested in a short story writing course Over the next 15 years she had than 300 short stories published in Women s Day, Seventeen, Collier s and other magazines.When television began cutting into the magazines and her agent suggested she start writing books The first of 13 full length novels followed She never learned to type She said she was beyond that and that she composed as she typed All of Mrs Sherburne s stories and novels dealt with young girls in some kind of crisis, some kind of problem One of them was about a girl whose mother was an alcoholic That book, Jennifer, eventually won an award from the Child Study Association of America.Originally it was turned down by a publisher who said they could not publish anything like that Two years later they called and asked, Do you still have that book sitting around Her books were translated into 27 languages.Another, Stranger In The House, became a made for television movie starring Lindsay Wagner.For many years she was a single parent because her husband of 30 years, Herbert, died when the younger children were small Mrs Sherburne did not remarry.



    896 thoughts on “Girl in the Mirror

    • There are things I really like about this book, and I've read it multiple times, but its sticking point for me is that I don't really like the main character, Ruth Ann. Her (happily seldom-seen) best friend is even worse, so is the housekeeper, and Tracy is no great shakes either. In places it feels like a really good character portrait, but in others it seems to needlessly perpetuate fat-girl stereotypes.Also, I checked Ruth Ann's BMI--at five foot six and 180 pounds, she was only in the "overw [...]


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