Defining Dulcie

by Paul Acampora ’85 (Dial Books)


This debut novel for young adults traces the trips, travails and transformation of 16-year-old Dulcie Morrigan Jones, whose mom moves the two of them from Connecticut to California following the accidental death of Dulcie’s father. Unwilling to leave her old life behind, Dulcie steals her father’s aging pick-up truck and drives across America to her former home.

“Offbeat and at times wonderfully funny,” praises the School Library Journal in one of many positive reviews earned by the novel, which will be a Scholastic Book Club selection this year.

(February 2007)