Isabelle Holland (author)
Isabelle Christian Holland (June 16, 1920 – February 9, 2002) was an American author of fiction for children and adults. She wrote gothic novels, adult mysteries, romantic thrillers and many books for children and young adults.
Holland's books for children and young adults tackled a variety of difficult and/or controversial topics—death, rape, incest, teen pregnancy, sexual abuse, and homosexuality. Reoccurring themes in her books for adults and children include the ravages of alcoholism on families, and the healing and redemptive power of animals.
She authored the award-winning book "The Man Without a Face," (1993) which was a sympathetic treatment of a pederastic relationship between a man and a 14-year-old boy.
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