“Griffin challenges parents to assert their authority differently. This book, rich in anecdotes, will make a great addition to any parenting collection.”
–Library Journal


“Griffin’s carefully crafted characters ring heartbreakingly true and her finely wrought plot will snare readers from the first page.”
–Publishers Weekly, Starred Review

Life Without Summer

“…a multi-generational novel that plucks the heartstrings.”
–Entertainment Weekly, Top 10 Book of Summer 2010

Sea Escape by Lynne Griffin

“Lynne’s passionate delivery builds bridges among children, faculty, and parents. Her encouraging attitude and perceptiveness make her an asset to any school or parent community.”
–Renee DuChainey-Farkes, The Kingsley School

Companion Guide

Girl Sent Away is a harrowing tale of family and adolescence—of the things parents do to keep their children whole and the terrible mistakes they make along the way.”
–Ivy Pochoda, author of Visitation Street

Girl Sent Away

Girl Sent Away ~ Coming November 2015

"This compelling novel takes us inside the lives of a girl and her father who fall prey to a horrific reality: a system of institutions that claims to treat trauma, but actually creates more of it. A must-read, especially for anyone whose life is touched by troubled teens." –Maia Szalavitz, author of Help at Any Cost: How the Troubled Teen Industry Cons Parents and Hurts Kids

Also coming in November is LET’S TALK ABOUT IT: ADOLESCENT MENTAL HEALTH, a companion guide for reading GIRL SENT AWAY. Collaborate with Lynne to engage your community of parents, teachers, and teens in this important dialogue about preventive mental health. To invite Lynne to speak at your school, organization, or book club, email events@LynneGriffin.com.

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Let’s Talk About Adolescent Mental Health

TO BECOME PART OF THE CONVERSATION AROUND ADOLESCENT MENTAL HEALTH, INVITE LYNNE TO: HOST A PARENT/TEACHER/TEEN BOOK DISCUSSION Recognized expert on family relationships, Lynne Griffin will facilitate a discussion of her new novel Girl Sent Away using the companion guide Let’sTalk About It: Adolescent Mental Health. The guide includes conversation starters, discussion questions, and additional books and films […]

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Crossover Fiction

The magic pixie dust for how to reach lots and lots of readers may be elusive, but two things about book discoverability are indisputable: readers are always on the look out for good stories and writers are increasingly desperate to find their people. While the definition of crossover fiction within the industry is debatable—on this […]


Girl Sent Away

In Lynne Griffin’s new novel, Girl Sent Away, she takes on a topic that’s rarely discussed but which richly deserves our attention: the fear-based teenage boot camps that serve as a dark undercurrent to our domestic culture. In this book, Griffin explores that somber, frightening world, through the twinned journeys of a troubled teenage girl […]

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Adolescent Rebellion

Lynne talks about adolescent rebellion on Fox Morning News