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In speaking with a young lady on the cross-country team, I made the error of recommending a book whose name I can't recall.

It was a teen romance, about a girl and her father. I believe that her mother was dead. The girl and her father had taken to running together. They had moved to a new town, where the girl-- who had waist-length hair, joined the cross country team, gained a preachy boyfriend, and became a Star at Cross-Country. Somewhere near the end of the book, she cuts her hair from waist length to chin length.

That's all I remember about the book. It was probably written in the 80's, since I remember reading it at age 11 or 12.

Do you know the author or the title? It sounds stupid, but it would probably make this young lady happy.

Date: 2010-03-27 05:10 am (UTC)
From: [identity profile] stillsostrange.livejournal.com
Do you read Smart Bitches? Their readers can identify just about anything romance-related.

Date: 2010-03-27 11:40 am (UTC)
From: [identity profile] desert-sparrow.livejournal.com
You probably have tried it, but if you haven't, WorldCat allows free searches of libraries around the world. I believe it is the largest database of books one can search for free.
I searched for juvenile cross country fiction books published between 1980-1990 and came up with In the Long Run by Bea Alexander. Maybe with your memory of the book you could enter the right keywords to find the title of the book you want.


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