Search Results: "Michael Griffith"


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SPIKES by Michael Griffith
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Feb. 1, 2010

"A few too many teeth-gnashing flashbacks, but on the whole a funny, winning portrait of the artist as a frustrated, helpless, but not completely hopeless young duffer."
Comic, allegorical first novel in which a bumbling contender learns that even if golf is a poor substitute for life, life has its moments. Read full book review >

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TROPHY by Michael Griffith
Released: May 1, 2011

"A quirky, imaginative, dazzling black comedy."
Vada Prickett is dying, pinned under a stupendous stuffed bear, thinking about his short life and a fond-of-puns God enjoying the "Moon over My Hammy" breakfast at the local Denny's. Read full book review >

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BIBLIOPHILIA by Michael Griffith
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: July 1, 2003

"A vast catalog of history, sadness, and love."
Prose as jam-packed as early Pynchon nicely litters a novella and five stories following Griffith's promising first novel (Spikes, 2001). Read full book review >

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"A dense but often illuminating book that provides a hopeful look at what it means to be human."
Griffith (A Species in Denial, 2004, etc.) offers a treatise about the true nature of humanity and about overcoming anxieties about the world. Read full book review >

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ALCOHOL by Griffith Edwards
NON-FICTION
Released: April 11, 2002

"Evenhanded and informative, never pedantic or preachy."
A scientist probes the nature of alcohol and the myths, sentiments, and ambiguities that surround it. Read full book review >

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NON-FICTION
Released: May 3, 2005

"A knowledgeable guide's revelatory report on a disturbing phenomenon."
First-timer Griffith provides an intimate account of adolescent depression. Read full book review >

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THOSE WE FEAR by Victoria Griffith
Released: April 1, 2016

"Even genre readers may have difficulty connecting with Maria on an emotional level, and for all its mysteries and secrets, the story underwhelms. (Suspense. 13 & up)"
Eighteen-year-old Maria Santos is in the witness protection program until she can testify against her mother's murderer—a man who may have Islamic State group connections. Read full book review >

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HILD by Nicola Griffith
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Nov. 12, 2013

"A book that deserves a place alongside T.H. White, to say nothing of Ellis Peters. Elegantly written—and with room for a sequel."
A historical novel of early medieval England to do T.H. White proud, based on the real life of the "Anglisc" girl who would become Saint Hilda of Whitby. Read full book review >

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ALWAYS by Nicola Griffith
MYSTERY THRILLER
Released: May 3, 2007

"Stark but sensuous writing and a lesbian angle played for emotion over sex propel this strong narrative to its conclusion."
The six-foot-tall Norwegian-American protagonist of two previous literary thrillers by Griffith (Stay, 2002, etc.) takes charge again in this complex story about a wealthy, capable woman who lives by her own rules. Read full book review >

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STAY by Nicola Griffith
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: April 16, 2002

"Powered by grief and righteous rage, Aud succeeds in all these tasks and more—far more than some readers will want—in a darkly revealing, furiously entertaining adventure."
Ex-Atlanta cop Aud Torvingen's friend Dornan owns a profitable string of cafés, but he can't keep his hands on his fiancée. Read full book review >

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AMONG OTHERS by Lois Griffith
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Dec. 30, 1998

"A baggy plot that's sometimes hard to track, but the remarkable woman at its core helps keep things on a sure footing."
A refreshingly intelligent coming-of-age story unveils a strong black woman protagonist who confronts personal and political issues in the '60s and '70s. Read full book review >