Search Results: "Michael Griffith"


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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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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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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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"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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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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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 >

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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 >