Marked by Fire
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|Author||Joyce Carol Thomas|
|January 1, 1982|
Marked by Fire (first published January 1, 1982) is a novel by Joyce Carol Thomas. Thomas and Paula Fox (A Place Apart) shared the 1983 National Book Award for Children's Books in category Fiction, Paperback.[a]
The story follows the life of Abyssinia "Abby" Jackson, whose home in Oklahoma is destroyed by a tornado and fire. whose fathers name was strong and mother, patience.
- From 1980 to 1983 in National Book Award history there were dual awards for hardcover and paperback books in many categories. Almost all of the paperback award-winners were reprints but Marked by Fire was original in 1982.
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