Books by Cynthia D. Grant

THE WHITE HORSE by Cynthia D. Grant
FAMILY AND GROWING UP
Released: Oct. 1, 1998

"She takes readers on a scary, exhausting ride, but her women are strong enough to survive, to overcome their differences, and, in the end, to try for the family they both crave. (Fiction. 12-15)"
A bitter, middle-aged teacher and a harshly used teenage mother reach out to each other in this mean-streets story from Grant (Mary Wolf, 1995, etc.). Read full book review >
MARY WOLF by Cynthia D. Grant
FAMILY AND GROWING UP
Released: Oct. 1, 1995

"Mary's clear-eyed observations about her family's downward spiral are riveting; she is a wholly believable character, whose attempts to roust her family from disintegration are poignant and realistic. (Fiction. 12+)"
``It's easy for my mother to shoplift now that she's pregnant,'' reports Mary Wolf in the very first line of this astonishing novel, hooking readers decisively into her story. Read full book review >
UNCLE VAMPIRE by Cynthia D. Grant
FAMILY AND GROWING UP
Released: Sept. 30, 1993

"Intense, beautifully written, important. (Fiction. 12+)"
At the end of this compelling depiction of the trauma of sexual abuse, Carolyn, 16, summons the courage to tell someone what her uncle Toddy has done for as long as she can remember. Read full book review >
SHADOW MAN by Cynthia D. Grant
FANTASY
Released: Oct. 30, 1992

"Provocative suspense of a different color—not whodunit, or why, or how, but what now? (Fiction. 12-14)"
Gabriel McCloud, an alcoholic from a family of losers, is dead at 18, an ``inevitable'' end met when he slammed his truck into a tree. Read full book review >
KEEP LAUGHING by Cynthia D. Grant
FAMILY AND GROWING UP
Released: Oct. 30, 1991

"Still, a highly readable, if uneven, portrayal of the longing many kids feel for an absent parent. (Fiction. 12+)"
Shep Youngman, 15, has been waiting for his father all his life; except for infrequent visits and phone calls, Joey, a stand- up comic, has been too absorbed with himself and his career to be a father. Read full book review >

Here, the author of Kumquat May, I'll Always Love You (1986) explores a more serious theme: dealing with grief after a sister's death. Read full book review >