As a fourteen-year-old who just moved to a new town, with no friends and a louse for an older brother, Doug Swieteck has all the stats stacked against him. So begins a coming-of-age masterwork full of equal parts comedy and tragedy from Newbery Honor winner Gary D. Schmidt. As Doug struggles to be more than the 'skinny thug' that his teachers and the police think him to be, he finds an unlikely ally in Lil Spicer - a fiery young lady who 'smelled like daisies would smell if they were growing in a big field under a clearing sky after a rain.' In Lil, Doug finds the strength to endure an abusive father, the suspicions of a whole town, and the return of his oldest brother, forever scarred, from Vietnam. Together, they find a safe haven in the local library, inspiration in learning about the plates of John James Audubon's birds, and a hilarious adventure on a Broadway stage. In this stunning novel, Schmidt expertly weaves multiple themes of loss and recovery in a story teeming with distinctive, unusual characters and invaluable lessons about love, creativity, and survival.

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Hardback Editions

February 2013 : USA Library Binding
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Title: Okay For Now (Turtleback School & Library Binding Edition)
Author(s): Gary D Schmidt
ISBN: 0-606-31670-1 / 978-0-606-31670-5 (USA edition)
Publisher: Turtleback
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April 2011 : USA Hardback
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Title: Okay for Now
Author(s): Gary D Schmidt
ISBN: 0-547-15260-4 / 978-0-547-15260-8 (USA edition)
Publisher: Clarion Books
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Paperback Editions

February 2013 : USA Paperback
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Title: Okay for Now
Author(s): Gary D Schmidt
ISBN: 0-544-02280-7 / 978-0-544-02280-5 (USA edition)
Publisher: Hmh Books for Young Readers
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Audio Editions

April 2011 : USA Audio CD
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Title: Okay for Now
Author(s): Gary D Schmidt
ISBN: 0-307-91589-1 / 978-0-307-91589-4 (USA edition)
Publisher: Listening Library (Audio)
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April 2011 : USA Audio edition
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Title: Okay for Now
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April 2011 : Canada Audio edition
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Title: Okay for Now
Author(s): Gary D Schmidt
Publisher: Listening Library
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2000 : USA Audio CD
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Title: Okay for Now
Author(s): Lincoln Hoppe (Narrator) Gary D Schmidt
ISBN: 0-307-91594-8 / 978-0-307-91594-8 (USA edition)
Publisher: Books On Tape
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Kindle Editions

April 2011 : USA, Canada, UK Kindle edition
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Title: Okay for Now
Author(s): Gary D Schmidt
Publisher: Clarion Books
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