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Elizabeth Fixmer

Elizabeth Fixmer

Genres:
YA/Teen
Elizabeth Fixmer has always loved children, literature, and writing, valuing storytelling as an integral tool for growth and self-discovery. After years of attending workshops and retreats for writers she obtained an MFA in writing for children and young adults from the prestigious Hamline University program. She currently lives in Madison, Wisconsin.
Saint Training

Saint Training

(September 2010)
Genres:
YA/Teen
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Publisher: Zonderkidz
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ISBN: 9780310720188
Mary Clare O'Brian is always on the lookout for a miracle, but with a war in Vietnam, race riots in the city, and turmoil at home, miracles seem to be in short supply.

“Dear Reverend Mother, My name is Mary Clare O’Brian and I am in sixth grade. I would like to join the convent right after eighth grade before I start liking boys too much. I’m already having problems with boys liking me. Gregory in my class throws spitballs at me and told my best friend he likes me. I haven’t told him that I want to be God’s bride yet. Do you think I should?”

Mary Clare is on the lookout for a miracle. Mary Clare O’Brian is determined to be a saint when she grows up (the halo will help cover her frizzy hair). But lately none of her prayers seem to be working the way she wants them t her mother is losing her faith, her parents can’t pay all the bills, and her brother receives a draft notice for the war in Vietnam. Mary Clare has a plan to help, but it just doesn’t seem to be working. How is she supposed to become a saint when her world is falling apart?

Praise for Saint Training: “This is a novel that is painful, but true; honest, and hopeful; gutsy, and funny—a compelling read for all readers aware of their own spiritual pilgrimages.”—Gary Schmidt, Newbery Honor Winner and author of Lizzie Bright and the Buckminister Boy and The Wednesday Wars

 
 

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