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Alison McGhee

Alison McGhee

·3.98·26,293 Ratings
“ Pretending to not be afraid is as good as actually not being afraid. ” ― David Letterman
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  • Falling Boy

    2007·
    ·3.32·164 Ratings
    "Did you really rescue your mother from a fate worse than death on a cliff overlooking the sea?" After a mysterious accident left him paralyzed, sixteen-year-old Joseph finds himself living with his father in Minneapolis and working hot summer days in a
  • Snap

    2006·
    ·3.56·423 Ratings
    "Children will come away thinking they have heard something quite profound about love, fear, and hope for the future."- Booklist (starred review)Eddie Beckey makes lists for just about everything and everyone in her life. And for matters of real importanc
  • Someday

    2007·
    ·4.41·2,340 Ratings
    A mother's love leads to a mother's dream -- every mother's dream -- for her child to live life to its fullest. A deceptively simple, powerful ode to the potential of love and the potential in life, Someday is the book you'll want to share with someone e
  • Rainlight

    2001·
    ·3.94·217 Ratings
    The moving story of a father who dies young and the family he leaves behindEven in a small town people have secrets, including how much they really mean to each other. In Alison McGhee’s haunting debut, a tragic event sparks revelations from nine-year-o
  • Was It Beautiful?

    2004·
    ·3.62·149 Ratings
    “Alison McGhee’s is a novel of simple explanations, simple movement, and Faulkner’s favorite, most ferocious question: Can we ever really know one another?”—Los Angeles Times“McGhee has written a lovely and successful third novel. She brillian
  • Shadow Baby

    2001·
    ·3.45·1,233 Ratings
    Eleven-year-old Clara is struggling to find the truth about her missing father and grandfather and her dead twin sister, but her mother refuses to talk. When Clara begins interviewing Georg Kominsky--her elderly neighbor--she finds that he is equally reti
  • A Very Brave Witch

    2006·
    ·3.7·422 Ratings
    On the far side of town in a big dark house lives a brave little witch. She has heard lots and lots about that very human holiday Halloween, and even though she thinks she knows what humans are like, she has never, ever seen Halloween for herself.On the f
  • Mrs. Watson Wants Your Teeth

    2004·
    ·3.85·185 Ratings
    Sure, first-grade teacher Mrs. Watson may look human, but it is a known and proven fact that she is actually a three-hundred-year-old alien who steals baby teeth from her students.Thank goodness for a second grader's warning, because this little first gra
  • Countdown to Kindergarten

    2002·
    ·3.85·291 Ratings
    It's just ten days before kindergarten, and this little girl has heard all there is to know--from a first grader--about what it's going to be like. You can't bring your cat, you can't bring a stuffed animal, and the number one rule? You can't ask anyone f
  • Firefly Hollow

    2015·
    ·3.78·669 Ratings
    Firefly. Cricket. Vole. Peter. Can four creatures from four very different Nations help one another find their ways in the world that can feel oh-so-big? Delve into this lush, unforgettable tale in the tradition of Charlotte’s Web and The Rats of NIMH,
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