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What Happened to Clara?


From Kirkus Reviews: …Halleson clearly has a strong understanding of the Norwegian-Americans who populate her novel, and their depictions seem extremely authentic. She’s equally skilled at representing the criminal mind, and the passages from the perspective of a kidnapper are chilling…. Continue reading

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Angry Teens


Angry children who don’t receive help may grow into angry teenagers. The anger builds, gets suppressed, buries itself inside where it builds some more. The child has no idea how to handle it. The reasons for the anger and for the deep sorrow that accompanies it may be obscure even where general problems that may or may not be related can be determined. Continue reading

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