Finders by Jan Dean

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Having inherited her grandfather's clairvoyant powers, Helen Draper meets a mysterious stranger who needs someone to help him find something, and she must carefully weigh all the factors involved.

About Jan Dean

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Romance author Jayne Ann Krentz was born in Borrego Springs, California on March 28, 1948. She received a B.A. in history from the University of California at Santa Cruz and a Masters degree in library science from San Jose State University. Before becoming a full-time author, she worked as a librarian. Her novels include: Truth or Dare, All Night Long, and Copper Beach. She has written under seven different names: Jayne Bentley, Amanda Glass, Stephanie James, Jayne Taylor, Jayne Castle, Amanda Quick and Jayne Ann Krentz. Her first book, Gentle Pirate, was published in 1980 under the name Jayne Castle. She currently uses only three personas to represent her three specialties. She uses the name Jayne Ann Krentz for her contemporary pieces, Amanda Quick for her historical fiction pieces, and Jayne Castle for her futuristic pieces. She has received numerous awards for her work including the 1995 Romantic Times Reviewer's Choice Award for Trust Me, the 2004 Romantic Times Reviewer's Choice Award for Falling Awake, the Romantic Times Career Achievement Award, the Romantic Times Jane Austen Award, and the Susan Koppelman Award for Feminist Studies for Dangerous Men and Adventurous Women: Romance Writers on the Appeal of the Romance.
Published July 2, 1993 by Macmillan Children's Books. 160 pages
Genres: Science Fiction & Fantasy, Young Adult, Children's Books, Literature & Fiction. Fiction

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Helen, 16, is adopted, and worries that she doesn't really belong in her family.

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Readers will have to work to decipher Dean's rather muddled plot, which follows Helen's attempts to make sense of her disturbing visions (including the sinking of a 17th-century ship and the torture of a 13th-century ""merman"" captured from the sea) and of the gray-suited man's oddly beguiling y...

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