Books by Nina Bawden

OFF THE ROAD by Nina Bawden
Released: Oct. 19, 1998

"Tom, Gandy, and the family Outside capture and hold interest. (Fiction. 9-13)"
Bawden (Granny the Pag, 1996, etc.) veers into near-future fantasy in an occasionally heavy-handed novel. Read full book review >
GRANNY THE PAG by Nina Bawden
Released: April 22, 1996

"As for the Pag—she may be one of the most eccentric, most beautifully drawn grandmothers to appear on either side of the Atlantic in some time. (Fiction. 9-12)"
An inspiring coming-of-age tale that's also a sweet transgenerational love story. Read full book review >
IN MY OWN TIME by Nina Bawden
Released: Sept. 18, 1995

"Bawden's observationsrestrained, expressive, often movingwill be best appreciated by those who share her love for the written word and by readers still not sated by her many fine books. (b&w photos) (Biography. Ages 14+)"
The affecting memoir of a born storyteller. Read full book review >
Released: Oct. 18, 1993

"The conclusion may be a bit tidy; but the path that Bawden's wonderfully individual characters take to it has enough unexpected turns to keep readers enthralled, while the subtext concerning the vexed nature of heroism—and nationality—is provocatively explored. (Fiction. 10-14)"
When Plato (Jane's supportive friend in The Outside Child, 1989) accompanies his mother Maria to her father Nikos's funeral in rural Greece, Plato's self-image is thrown into chaos. Read full book review >
HUMBUG by Nina Bawden
Released: Sept. 21, 1992

"A splendid, thought-provoking story. (Fiction. 8-12)"
With miraculous skill, Bawden places yet another set of vibrant characters in a compelling plot seasoned with cold reality, the warmth of enduring relationships, and moral ironies. Read full book review >
FAMILY MONEY by Nina Bawden
Released: Dec. 1, 1991

"As in Walking Naked (1981) and Circles of Deceit, Bawden's contemporary truths, laced with a dark humor, fit—and pinch."
Bawden continues her preoccupation with familial Circles of Deceit (1987), here examining the concerns of middle-aged children for their mother, who has, violently and abruptly, become a problem to be solved—while the mother battles through a thicket of difficulties, alone. Read full book review >