Search Results: "Alison Griffiths"


BOOK REVIEW

BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: March 16, 2010

"Given that the fight continues to protect wild horses and ban the slaughter of horses of whatever kind, this book is timely, though it pales next to Deanne Stillman's Mustang: The Saga of the Wild Horse in the American West (2008)."
Modest tale of a scrappy advocate for wild horses and her three-decade battle for their protection. Read full book review >

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NON-FICTION
Released: May 26, 1997

"A well-told tale deftly combining adventure, outsize characters, and lively scenes of a wild land in the process of being explored and settled. (11 photos, 11 line drawings, not seen)"
A history of a little known 187374 expedition over a vast tract of Canadian wilderness by new police recruits, made to pacify Indians, monitor the long Canadian/US border, destroy the whiskey trade to the tribes, and bring law to Canada's wild west. Read full book review >

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FICTION
Released: Aug. 1, 1992

"Just right for Gorog fans. (Fiction/Short stories. 10+)"
Griffiths debuts with a group of scary stories that are guaranteed to shock and delight young readers with their deft plot spins and bold swashes of gore in a deceptively ``normal'' world. Read full book review >

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KELLY + VICTOR by Niall Griffiths
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Jan. 15, 2004

"Modern romance? More like an exorcism of writerly boredom."
The fourth from Welsh author Griffiths (Sheepshagger, 2002, etc.) gives vent to wasted urban youth via sadistic sex and feisty vernacular. Read full book review >

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THE CHALK PIT by Elly Griffiths
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: May 30, 2017

"Like its predecessors (The Woman in Blue, 2016, etc.), Griffith's ninth is complex and character-driven, providing an excellent mystery whose very last sentence will leave you yearning for the next installment."
The discovery of some not-so-old bones opens up surprising possibilities of a mysterious underground world. Read full book review >

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A DYING FALL by Elly Griffiths
Released: March 5, 2013

"Another gem packed with offbeat, well-developed characters and a quirky, challenging mystery."
A forensic archaeologist, a policeman and a druid pool their skills to find a murderer. Read full book review >

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SINGLED OUT by Sara Griffiths
Released: Dec. 1, 2011

"A solid effort with appeal to a wide audience. (Fiction. 12 & up)"
Taylor, 17, has great talent as a baseball pitcher. Read full book review >

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THE ZIG ZAG GIRL by Elly Griffiths
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Sept. 15, 2015

"Griffiths (The Ghost Fields, 2015, etc.) weaves a compelling tale rich with historical detail and a cast of eccentric characters."
A series of bizarre murders in post-World War II England appears to be connected to the Magic Men, magicians who were part of a special ops group during the war, in this whodunit set in the world of tricks and illusion. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

Batting Rocks Over the Barn by Lawn  Griffiths
BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: May 29, 2015

"An affectionate but facile look at family farm life."
A debut collection of vignettes about the author's childhood on an Iowa farm. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

A COUNTRY CALLED CHILDHOOD by Jay Griffiths
NON-FICTION
Released: Nov. 11, 2014

"A provocative critique of modern society."
Griffiths (Wild: An Elemental Journey, 2006, etc.) focuses on the lives of children in her continued exploration of the role of nature in giving meaning to our lives. Read full book review >