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Midway to heaven
Hughes, Dean, 1943-
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Salt Lake City : Deseret Book, [2004]

Physical Description:
225 pages ; 24 cm
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Author Notes

Dean Hughes was born in 1943 in Utah. He earned a degree in English from Weber State University and a Masters in Creative Writing and a PhD in literature at the University of Washington, in Seattle. He taught English at Central Missouri State University for eight years.

Hughes left his teaching position to pursue a writing career full-time. Since then he has written over 80 books. He writes books for children, young adults and adults readers with subjects ranging from fiction to nonfiction to nonsense verse. He is the author of the Angel Park, Nutty, Lucky and Scrappers series. His most recent series is the Hearts of the Children.

In 1994 he won an AML Award for Young Adult Literature for his title The Trophy.

(Bowker Author Biography)

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Booklist Review

Ned Stevens, of Hughes' Midway to Heaven, 0 hasn't finished grieving for his dead wife, Kate. Like an imaginary friend, Kate tells Ned to heed the women who are trying to get his attention. Instead, Ned concentrates on his daughter, Liz, a student at Brigham Young. Their relationship has been even closer since Kate's death, but maybe it's been too 0 close. When Liz brings home a young man she's serious about, Ned can hardly deal with it. Rather like her dead mother, Liz guides Ned into letting her go. And he must let go of Kate, too, in this pleasant, readable story aimed at older women. --John Mort Copyright 2004 Booklist