From the Publisher
Selected by the Pennsylvania School Librarians Association
as one of the PSLA YA Top Forty Fiction Titles 2003
Toxic Love is a distinctive collection of short stories by
Linda Holeman, each exploring love in all its touching, tragic, and
often funny permutations.
In the title story "Toxic Love", Carla is an intellectual with a
stutter, a dweeb. She's also an incurable romantic. Feeling
isolated in her country town, she tries to dream up romances for
her English teacher, Miss Kleinfeld, and a handsome colleague.
Carla is shocked from her giggly wishful daydreams when she
realizes that Miss Kleinfeld's love was never available. In the
hilarious "Something Fishy" the narrator is looking for some
excitement in her ho-hum suburban life, and almost without meaning
to, she tells a whopper of a lie. The excitement that follows is
more than she bargained for.
First published in 1995 as Saying Good-bye, this brilliant
collection of work by Linda Holeman navigates through the landscape
of adolescence with sympathy and heart.
Format: Trade Paperback
Dimensions: 184 Pages, 5.12 × 7.48 × 0.39 in
Published: May 20, 2003
The following ISBNs are associated with this title:
ISBN - 10: 0887766471
ISBN - 13: 9780887766473