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Your Own, Sylvia
A Verse Portrait of Sylvia Plath
Written by Stephanie HemphillAuthor Alerts:  Random House will alert you to new works by Stephanie Hemphill


· Knopf Books for Young Readers
· eBook · Ages 12 and up
· December 10, 2008 · $7.99 · 978-0-307-49359-0 (0-307-49359-8)

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ABOUT THIS BOOK

On a bleak February day in 1963 a young American poet died by her own hand, and passed into a myth that has since imprinted itself on the hearts and minds of millions. She was and is Sylvia Plath and Your Own, Sylvia is a portrait of her life, told in poems.

With photos and an extensive list of facts and sources to round out the reading experience, Your Own, Sylvia is a great curriculum companion to Plath's The Bell Jar and Ariel, a welcoming introduction for newcomers, and an unflinching valentine for the devoted.


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QUOTES

Starred review, Kirkus Reviews, February 2007:
"[R]eaders come away with a sense ofreally knowing Plath . . . a must for any young-adult reader of poetry or Plath."

Starred review, Booklist, February 15, 2007:
"[A]n intimate, comprehensive, imaginative view of a life, which also probes the relationships between poetry and creativity, mental fragility, love, marriage, and betrayal."

Starred review, The Horn Book Magazine, March/April 2007:
"Hemphill's verse, like Plath's, is completely compelling: every word, every line, worth reading."


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AUTHOR BIOGRAPHY

Stephanie Hemphill lives in Los Angeles, California.


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