Books by Joan Givner

ELLEN’S BOOK OF LIFE by Joan Givner
CHILDREN'S
Released: Sept. 1, 2008

"The several threads of the story weave together without fanfare but with a calm assurance that creates a sturdy sense of character and believability. (Fiction. 10-12)"
Ellen Fremedon's family—Ellen most of all—is desperately stressed by her mother's illness, and a trip across the country to visit with friends provides only the briefest of reprieves before her mother's death sends everyone into the dislocation and alienation of grief. Read full book review >
THE SELF-PORTRAIT OF A LITERARY BIOGRAPHER by Joan Givner
BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: Jan. 1, 1994

"Well written, and certainly tart and opinionated, but too narrow and small-scale, offering no riveting insights into writing or even just living."
Autobiography, like surgery, isn't for the fainthearted. Read full book review >