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  • Bibliography:
    24 Books (1 Series)
  • First Book:
    September 1993
  • Latest Book:
    November 2018
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Latter-Day Daughters

Catherine's Remembrance (Jan-1997)

Book List in Order: 24 titles





  • While living in Nauvoo, Illinois, in the mid-nineteenth century and enjoying the friendship of the Mormon prophet Joseph Smith, Anna struggles to make her family see the importance of her gift for drawing....







  • In 1846, when religious persecution forces her family to leave Illinois and flee West to find a new home, twelve-year-old Catherine finds herself questioning her parents' Mormon faith, until she discovers a bundle of old letters written by her mother...



  • Sixth grade is over and Elyse Donaldson is ready for a perfect summer. She's going to read her favorite books and write her first novel. She's even determined to get along with her older sister, Jordyn. But her plans quickly unravel.



    G...



  • Honey lives in Heaven, Florida, where her grandfather is a popular preacher who believes in being saved, but when Honey becomes friends with Christmas and Easter, daughters of a movie star, trouble ensues, and Honey realizes maybe it's Christmas who ...





  • Fourteen-year-old Carolina has been through a terrible loss. As she struggles to speak openly to her new boyfriend and to relate to her distant, sad mother, the reader slowly realizes the nature of their shared tragedy. Through letters to her sister ...






  • Fifteen-vear-old Sage Olivar is writing a Romance novel-with a capital "R." The book's heroine, Angelica, is Sage's ideal
    wornan-sensitive, strong, and sexy. There is only one small problem with Sage's novel-it's absolutely dreadful!

    Enter ...



  • Suddenly a sound like thunder startles Laurel out of her daydreaming and horsemen plunge into the clearing around Jaco ] Haun's mill. Laurel runs into the woods with her brother, and into a series of adventures that prove she is braver than she ever ...



  • For Beauty McElwrath, the first day of sixth grade in small-town Green River, Florida, proves to be exactly the catastrophe she expected.
    Acutely shy and raised in a non-traditional family of strong-minded single women, Beauty is sure she’s doom...



  • Now that Laura is 12 years old, she realizes that everything about her mother is totally embarrassing. Like the way she yodels at the top of her lungs while she works (okay, she calls it singing). And plays really old music so loud the neighbors can ...



  • Carol Lynch Willams' The Chosen One is a dazzling novel about a young teenager's rebellion from the polygamist cult that would have her become the seventh wife to her 60-year-old uncle Thirteen-year-old Kyra has grown up in an isolated community with...



  • In one moment it is over. In one moment it is gone. The morning grows thin, grey and our lives -- how they were -- have vanished. Our lives have changed when I walk in on Lizzie my sister holding a shotgun. Twelve year old girl Hope's life is turn...



  • Thirteen-year-old Lacey wakes to a beautiful summer morning excited to begin her new job at the library, just as her mother is supposed to start work at the grocery store. Lacey hopes that her mother's ghosts have finally been laid to rest; after all...



  • After her brother's death, a teen struggles to rediscover love and find redemption in this gripping novel. Growing up, London and Zach were as close as could be. And then Zach dies, and the family is gutted. London's father is distant. Her mother ...



  • For the teens at The Haven, the outside world, just beyond the towering stone wall that surrounds the premises, is a dangerous unknown. It has always been this way, ever since the hospital was established in the year 2020. But The Haven is more than ...



  • In trying to reunite with her mother, Winston discovers the many meanings of family and finds friendship in an unexpected place in this coming-of-age novel from the author of Waiting, which Kirkus Reviews, in a starred review, called “exceptional...






  • For as long as she can remember, Sarah’s family life has revolved around her twin sister, Annie -- the pretty one, the social one, the girl who can do anything. The person everyone seems to wish Sarah -- with her crippling shyness -- could simply b...



  • From PEN Award-winning author Carol Lynch Williams comes an eerie and atmospheric coming-of-age tale about a girl who can talk to the dead -- even if she would rather not. Evie Messenger knows that her family is different from other families. But ...



  • After her grampa dies, the last place Libby expects to see him is sitting on the edge of her bed. But that's what happens the night after the funeral. Even more surprising is that Grampa has three important things to tell her: first, that she isn'...



  • Charming, clever, and heart-warming. Carol Lynch Williams' novelization of the motion picture Once I Was a Beehive is sure to be a family favorite.
    Sixteen year old Lane Speer spends her family vacations camping in the mountains, taking the memor...



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    Caity and her sister Kara get along well, considering their home life. By sticking together and keeping out of their mother's way, they eat, go to school, and protect each other from their mother's terrifying and seemingly random verbal and physical ...


Award-Winning Books by Carol Lynch Williams

Glimpse
2009 PEN Literary Award -- Naylor Working Writer Fellowship: Children's/Young Adult
The True Colors of Caitlynne Jackson
1999 Golden Sower Award -- Young Adult


Frequently Asked Questions (FAQ)

Carol Lynch Williams has published 24 books.

Carol Lynch Williams does not have a new book coming out soon. The latest book, Once I Was a Beehive, was published in November 2018.

The first book by Carol Lynch Williams, Kelly and Me, was published in September 1993.

Yes. Carol Lynch Williams has 1 series.