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Reviews of select books by Mary Downing Hahn

Mister Death’s Blue-Eyed Girls by Mary Downing Hahn Middle School, High School Clarion 330 pp. (4/12) 978-0-547-76062-9 A quintessential writer of supernatural stories, Hahn here gives readers a glimpse at real ghosts from her past, a 1955 murder of two teenage girls near her home. She takes that situation, retains the original setting, provides immediacy […]

Mary Downing Hahn Talks with Roger

Talks with Roger is a sponsored supplement to our free monthly e-newsletter, Notes from the Horn Book. To receive Notes, sign up here. Sponsored by Mister Death’s Blue-Eyed Girls is Mary Downing Hahn’s thirtieth novel, and a notable departure from her usual middle-school territory. Markedly YA, the book is based on an event from Hahn’s […]

Snowbound with Lady Dedlock

By Mary Downing Hahn Snow…days and days of snow falling thick and heavy, blotting out the neighbors’ houses, blurring the horizon so I can’t tell where the earth ends and the sky begins. Snow so deep I can’t go to the mailbox, drifts of snow piling up against the fence, blocking roads, closing schools and […]