Ken Grimwood





Ken Grimwood

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born
in Dothan, Alabama, The United States
February 27, 1944

died
June 06, 2003

gender
male

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Ken Grimwood (1944–2003) worked in broadcast journalism for a number of years before retiring in 1988 to write full-time. He wrote five novels, including the award-winning Replay, Breakthrough, and The Voice Outside.


Average rating: 4.13 · 12,583 ratings · 1,725 reviews · 5 distinct works · Similar authors
Replay
4.15 of 5 stars 4.15 avg rating — 12,186 ratings — published 1986 — 45 editions
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Breakthrough
3.74 of 5 stars 3.74 avg rating — 219 ratings — published 1970 — 6 editions
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Elise
3.82 of 5 stars 3.82 avg rating — 94 ratings — published 1979 — 4 editions
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Into the Deep
3.32 of 5 stars 3.32 avg rating — 77 ratings — published 1994 — 2 editions
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The Voice Outside
3.0 of 5 stars 3.00 avg rating — 7 ratings — published 1982
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More books by Ken Grimwood…
“All life includes loss. It's taken me many, many years to learn to deal with that, and I don't expect I'll ever be fully resigned to it. But that doesn't mean we have to turn away from the world, or stop striving for the best that we can do and be. We owe that much to ourselves, at least, and we deserve whatever measure of good may come of it.”
Ken Grimwood, Replay
tags: life

“Jeff," she said, sobbing, "I'm scared! I don't want to die! Not … die forever, and—"
He hugged her tightly, rocked her in his arms and felt his own tears trickle down his face. "Just think of how we've lived. Think of all we've done, and let's try to be grateful for that."
"But we could have done so much more. We could have—"
"Hush," he whispered. "We did all we could. More than either of us ever dreamed when we were first starting out."
She leaned back, searched his eyes as if seeing them for the first time, or the last. "I know," she sighed. "It's just … I got so used to the endless possibilities, the time … never being bound by our mistakes, always knowing we could go back and change things, make them better. But we didn't, did we? We only made things different.”
Ken Grimwood, Replay

“He went out with a variety of women, slept with some of them, hated the whole meaningless process. Drinks, dinners, plays and concerts and gallery openings ... He grew to despise the rigid formality of dating, missed the easy familiarity of simply being with someone, sharing friendly silences and unforced laughter.”
Ken Grimwood, Replay
tags: dating

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