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Individual Author Record

General Information

Name:  Sally Nemeth  

Pen Name: None

Genre: Fiction Other

Born: in Chicago, Illinois

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She was born in Chicago, Illinois and attended Northwestern University in Evanston, Illinois.

Biographical and Professional Information

Nemeth is a writer of plays, screen and books. When she attended Northwestern University, she started to take writing for the stage seriously. While in Chicago, she founded a playwrights' theater company called: Chicago New Plays. Nemeth has written many plays in her lifetime as well as television shows. She wrote several episodes of the acclaimed dramatic series Law & Order.


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Titles At Your Library

The Heights, the Depths, and Everything in Between
ISBN: 0553494996

Yearling. 2008

“[A] satisfying tale of platonic best friends.”—Booklist

It's the 1970s, and Lucy can’t imagine anything worse than being a giant with the last name of Small . . . unless it’s entering junior high: a whole new set of kids with the same old jokes. Even worse, her dad has headed out of town to “find himself.” At least she still has Jake, the friend she’s been with since forever. And when school begins, they get each other through everything, from the humiliation of stinking at basketball (Lucy) to the agonies of Mom’s new boyfriend (Jake). Then Jake starts hanging out with resident bad boy Gary Geary. Lucy can’t help worrying about Jake, but somehow her heart races every time Gary looks her in the eye.

Despite everything, Lucy and Jake know they can count on each other . . . until their friendship is tested in an unexpected way. Will they be able to stick together? Or is junior high when things change for good? This fastpaced, entertaining, humorous story about friendship and loyalty vividly captures the highs and lows of growing up.


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