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Sheila O’Connor is the award-winning author of four novels. Her poems, stories and essays have appeared in various anthologies and magazines and her work has been recognized with foundation grants and fellowships. Sheila teaches fiction in the MFA program at Hamline University where she also serves as fiction editor for Water~Stone Review.

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Keeping Safe the Stars
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Publisher's Weekly Starred Review: "A thought-provoking page-turner."
Kirkus Starred Review: "Family loyalty, stubbornness and love in a…totally satisfying blend."
VOYA Starred Review: "The characters are well-developed and authentic..."

Sparrow Road
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Sparrow Road News 2012 Midwest Booksellers Choice Awards Finalist

Winner of the 2012 International Reading Association Award for Intermediate Fiction