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

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“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

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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

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Grief After Suicide—Profound loss with complicated feelings

The primary focus of my work with schools is to equip teachers, parents, and teens with the tools to support emotional well-being and to detect risk factors and warning signs related to mental health issues before a suicide attempt occurs. Unfortunately, as we’re learning after the deaths of Kate Spade and Anthony Bourdain, even with comprehensive support and treatment—and loving family and […]

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Changing The Way You Think About Women’s Fiction

It’s a reality that male writers are often taken more seriously than women writers. All anyone needs to do to become disheartened is read the Vida numbers. Trust me, I wanted to laugh with abandon when The Washington Post’s Ron Charles talked about “women gossiping about how their little books are treated by media,” except that too much of […]

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The Power of Fiction to Teach

In my ongoing series, Conversations, I talk with interesting people who have something compelling to say about family relationships. Today I’m chatting with Rachel Simon, bestselling author of The Story of Beautiful Girl and Riding The Bus with My Sister. Lynne: I often talk about what a wonderful vehicle fiction is for teaching. I found The […]