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Claire J. Griffin

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Claire J. Griffin has been an educator all her life and finds her students a constant source of inspiration. Her years as a writing teacher in a community college near Washington D.C. helped her understand the importance of friendship in the lives of her students. This is what she writes about in her first novel, Nowhere to Run. It is a realistic, contemporary story about friendship and the hard choices it can bring. Nowhere to Run has received a star from Kirkus Reviews.

Claire and her husband currently live in Brooklyn, where she enjoys ethnic food, street art, riding the subway and overheard conversations.

She has been a competitive rower for eleven years.


Average rating: 3.55 · 22 ratings · 6 reviews · 1 distinct work · Similar authors
Nowhere to Run
3.55 of 5 stars 3.55 avg rating — 22 ratings — published 2012 — 3 editions
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Nowhere to Run by Claire J. Griffin
" in nowhere to run a 17 year old boy is on the track team.his best friend helpes him train for the championship.the boy's best friends cousin is his enemy.the boy and his friend get oss for a week because they were accused of caring drugs.the boy w... " Read more of this review »
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Waiting to Forget by Sheila Kelly Welch
Waiting to Forget
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Ms. Welch raised seven adopted children and her knowledge of the foster care system shows in this deft, controlled story. It is set in a hospital waiting room where T.J. sits alone (mostly) hoping for news that his little sister Angela is going to wa...more
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