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Ruth Lehrer

Biography

Ruth Lehrer

Ruth Lehrer is a writer and sign language interpreter living in western Massachusetts. Her fiction and poetry have appeared in journals such as Jubilat, Lilith, and Trivia: Voices of Feminism. She is the author of the poetry chapbook, TIGER LAUGHS WHEN YOU PUSH. Her young adult novel, BEING FISHKILL, is available from Candlewick Press. She can be found at ruthlehrer.com

Ruth Lehrer

Books by Ruth Lehrer

by Ruth Lehrer - Family, Family Life, Fiction, Mental Health, Young Adult 14+

Born in the backseat of a moving car, Carmel Fishkill was unceremoniously pushed into a world that refuses to offer her security, stability, love. At age thirteen, she begins to fight back. Carmel Fishkill becomes Fishkill Carmel, who deflects her tormenters with a strong left hook and conceals her secrets from teachers and social workers. But Fishkill’s fierce defenses falter when she meets eccentric optimist Duck-Duck Farina, and soon they, along with Duck-Duck’s mother, Molly, form a tentative family, even as Fishkill struggles to understand her place in it.