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Emily Cheney Neville

Emily Cheney Neville, American author. Bar: New York bar 1977. Recipient Newbery award for It's Like This Cat 1964, Jane Addams award for Berries Goodman 1966.


  • Neville, Emily Cheney was born on December 28, 1919 in Manchester, Connecticut, United States. Daughter of Howell and Anne (Bunce) Cheney.

  • Education

    • AB, Bryn Mawr College, 1940. Juris Doctor, Albany Law School, 1976.


    • Feature writer New York Mirror, 1941-1942.

    Major achievements

    • Bar: New York bar 1977.


    • Garden of Broken Glass
    • Unable to work out a satisfactory relationship with his brother and sister and cope with their alcoholic mother, a young boy finds solace with neighborhood friends and in his relationship with a stray dog.
    • Author books including: Seventeen Street Gang, 1966, Traveler from a Small Kingdom, 1968, Fogarty, 1969, Garden of Broken Glass, 1975, The Bridge, 1988, The China Year, 1991.


    • Married Glenn Neville. Children– Emily Tam, Glenn H.H., Dessie, Marcy, Alec.
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    Died December 14, 1997
    (aged 77)
    • 1940
      Bryn Mawr College
    • 1976
      Albany Law School
    • 1941 - 1942
      Feature writer, New York Mirror