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Here Today

Ann Matthews Martin, . . Scholastic Apple, $5.99 (308pp) ISBN 978-0-439-57945-2

"Martin, who explored with such insight the themes of ostracism and family conflict in Belle Teal and A Corner of the Universe , affectingly reexamines them in this third novel set in the 1960s," PW said of this tale in which a girl's mother abandons the family to pursue a career as an actress. Ages 10-14. (Oct.)