Search Results: "Benjamin Griffin"


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BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: Oct. 1, 2013

"Twain admirers will find this volume indispensable and will eagerly await the third volume."
In which the great American author, aided by his scholarly editors, continues to spin out a great yarn covering his long life. Read full book review >

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BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: Oct. 15, 2015

"Of considerable interest to all readers of Twain but especially to working writers following Twain's habit of tracking his astonishing writing income—even though, as he writes, 'if I should run out of all other nourishment I believe I could live on compliments.'"
In which the greatest of American writers goes into the night—and not such a good night at that, and not at all gently. Read full book review >

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A FAMILY SKETCH AND OTHER PRIVATE WRITINGS by Mark Twain
BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: Nov. 7, 2014

"Of interest to Twain scholars and die-hard fans but not to a general audience."
A collection of writings by Twain, his wife and his eldest daughter that depict the day-to-day life of one of America's most beloved writers and his family. Read full book review >

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CHRISTMAS IN APRIL
by Bobbi Dumas

At the end of 2016, I requested a few Christmas titles from a few publishers, and while I was able to enjoy them over the season, it was a little late to write about them during the season.

So I decided to do something a little fun and informative with the authors. For the last two weeks in April, I’ll ...


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THE UNFINISHED LIFE OF ADDISON STONE by Adele Griffin
Released: Aug. 12, 2014

"An interesting but ultimately unsatisfying experiment in form. (Fiction. 14 & up)"
Why did an 18-year-old artist fall from an overpass in New York City in the middle of the night? Read full book review >

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THE FALL by Bethany Griffin
YOUNG ADULT
Released: Oct. 7, 2014

"A standout take on the classic haunted-house tale replete with surprises around every shadowy corner. (Fantasy. 14-18)"
A girl struggles to fight the haunted family house that binds her to it in this reimagining of Edgar Allan Poe's "The Fall of the House of Usher." Read full book review >

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WHERE I WANT TO BE by Adele Griffin
FAMILY AND GROWING UP
Released: April 1, 2005

"Griffin masterfully weaves the deceased Jane's past and ghostly present into the story, as the line between imagination and reality, life and death, blurs for characters and readers alike in this powerful story. (Fiction. YA)"
Eighteen-year-old Jane Culvert is a passionate young woman with a knack for making everything seem magical. Read full book review >

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DIVE by Adele Griffin
Released: Oct. 1, 1999

"Thoughtful readers will appreciate his insight, enjoy the ringside seat as restrained, rational Lyle meets Mallory, a flamboyant, take-charge TV personality, and come to understand both the dangers and the appeal of Dustin's choices. (Fiction. 11-13)"
PLB 0-7868-2389-5 From Griffin (The Other Shepards, 1998, etc.), a poignant, perceptive tale of a teenager on a self-destructive spiral, seen through the eyes of his younger, more grounded stepbrother. Read full book review >

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AMANDINE by Adele Griffin
FICTION
Released: Sept. 1, 2001

"Beautifully told and emotionally honest. (Fiction. YA)"
A charismatic, dangerous girl with a flair for drama first attracts and then repels both protagonist and reader in this disquieting story. Read full book review >

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SPLIT JUST RIGHT by Adele Griffin
CHILDREN'S
Released: May 1, 1997

"Some comic twists also lighten the load, as does an upbeat ending and Danny and Susan's emergence from the crisis even closer than they were before. (Fiction. 11-13)"
A teenager learns some unpleasant truths about her parents in this deceptively light-toned portrait of a two-member family. Read full book review >

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RAINY SEASON by Adele Griffin
CHILDREN'S
Released: Oct. 1, 1996

"Griffin's first novel for young readers will leave them sober and thoughtful. (afterword) (Fiction. 11-13)"
Set against a vivid picture of life in the Panama Canal Zone during the Carter Administration, this tale of a deceptively healthy military family trying to deny past tragedy has a theatrical flavor. Read full book review >