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Han Nolan

USA flag (b.1956)

Han Nolan is a young adult writer from Alabama. She has successfully published seven young adult novels. Since her early childhood she has been fascinated with stories. Even as a little girl she would spin yarns for her friends. She did not always want to be a writer. For many years she focused her energies on becoming a dancer. After trying to maintain her sanity on a dancer's schedule for years, she went back to her first identity, that of a storyteller. Many of her novels feature a main character struggling to make it in an adult world. She was awarded the National Book Award in 1997 for her novel, Dancing on the Edge.

Genres: Young Adult Romance
Han Nolan recommends
How It's Done (2006)
Christine Kole MacLean
"How It's Done is a richly woven tale of a young woman who discovers what it really means to be an adult. This story, told with honesty and heart, held me in my seat to the very end. I have discovered a new favorite writer in Christine MacLean."
The Other Side of Blue (2009)
Valerie O Patterson
"A story tender and true, and so beautifully written each word seems to shimmer."

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