Alison McGhee





Alison McGhee


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Alison McGhee is the award-winning author of picture books, poems, and novels for all ages, including the young adult novel ALL RIVERS FLOW TO THE SEA and the #1 NEW YORK TIMES bestseller SOMEDAY, illustrated by Peter H. Reynolds. Alison McGhee lives in Minnesota.

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img_5353Young woman across the street, waving and calling to me as I trudge through the snowdrifts on the way home from my astonishingly wonderful church for the non-churchy, where I go seeking solidarity amongst my equally post-election troubled neighbors and friends: “Mama! Mama!”


Me, calling back: “I’m not your mama!”


YW: “Thank you, mama, come here!”


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Average rating: 3.98 · 20,555 ratings · 3,419 reviews · 46 distinct works · Similar authors
Someday

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4.41 avg rating — 2,055 ratings — published 2007 — 16 editions
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Shadow Baby

3.44 avg rating — 1,355 ratings — published 2000 — 10 editions
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Tell Me a Tattoo Story

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4.09 avg rating — 731 ratings — published 2016 — 3 editions
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Julia Gillian (and The Art ...

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3.75 avg rating — 532 ratings — published 2008 — 6 editions
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Firefly Hollow

3.75 avg rating — 508 ratings — published 2015 — 6 editions
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All Rivers Flow To The Sea

3.61 avg rating — 520 ratings — published 2005 — 9 editions
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Snap

3.57 avg rating — 409 ratings — published 2004 — 7 editions
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Only a Witch Can Fly

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3.34 avg rating — 406 ratings — published 2009 — 4 editions
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A Very Brave Witch

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3.68 avg rating — 373 ratings — published 2006 — 8 editions
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The Case of the Missing Donut

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3.71 avg rating — 256 ratings — published 2013 — 3 editions
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October 2009, Alison McGhee
" Quick Start SS: How would you describe your life in only 8 words? AM: Reflective, searching, busy, full of wonder and love SS: What is your motto or maxim? AM: Here's what I put in my high school yearbook, and I do believe it's what I'd still put today..." ...More

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“You are most powerful when you are most silent. People never expect silence. They expect words, motion, defense, offense, back and forth. They expect to leap into the fray. They are ready, fists up, words hanging leaping from their mouths. Silence? No.”
Alison McGhee, All Rivers Flow To The Sea

“Your heart literally hurts when it's breaking. You can feel it, every beat another ache, and nothing you can do will stop it, either from beating or breaking.”
Alison McGhee, All Rivers Flow To The Sea
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“Don't hurt someone who cares about you like that. You're not the only person in the world who's ever been hurt. Don't be cruel. Don't go breaking someone else's heart in the hope that you'll feel better. Becaues you won't.”
Alison McGhee, All Rivers Flow To The Sea

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What book should we read in October?

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Goodbye Stranger (write-in)
 
  7 votes 5.6%

Crenshaw (write-in)
 
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Chasing Secrets (write-in)
 
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Ghost light (write-in)
 
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