Alison McGhee

Alison McGhee is the New York Times bestselling author of picture books (including Bink and Gollie), children’s novels (including the Julia Gillian series), young-adult novels (including All Rivers Flow to the Sea), and adult novels (including the Today Show book-club selection Shadow Baby). In addition to being an award-winning author, she is a professor of creative writing at Metropolitan State University in Minnesota.

  • Making a Friend

    By Alison McGhee

    Illustrated by Marc Rosenthal

    Read by Susie Berneis

    "What you love will always be with you."

    "The success of the book is in the gentle rhythm created by McGhee's telegraphic text and Rosenthal's spot illustrations, and in its evocation of the long waits of childhood, so difficult for the young to endure. All ages." - Publishers Weekly

    Released November 25, 2014
    English, Unabridged

  • Making a Friend

    By Alison McGhee

    Read by Susie Berneis

    "What you love will always be with you."

    "The success of the book is in the gentle rhythm created by McGhee's telegraphic text and Rosenthal's spot illustrations, and in its evocation of the long waits of childhood, so difficult for the young to endure. All ages." - Publishers Weekly

    Released November 25, 2014
    English, Unabridged

  • Star Bright

    By Alison McGhee

    Illustrated by Peter H. Reynolds

    Read by Erin Yuen

    A Christmas Story

    This angelic and charming Christmas story offers a creative twist on the nativity story.

    "The concept of a child wishing to give a fitting gift to the baby Jesus is not new, but the whimsical illustrations of Peter H. Reynolds frame this Nativity story in a fresh way." - School Library Journal (video review)

    Released December 2, 2014
    English, Unabridged

  • Never Coming Back

    By Alison McGhee

    Read by Alison McGhee

    The story of a woman who needs to learn about herself and her mother before it's too late.

    "[A] poignant meditation on the relationship between a mother and daughter...Though this well-written story will appeal to a broad range of readers for its rich characterization, mothers and daughters will especially find Clara's and Tamar's story moving and memorable." - Publishers Weekly

    Released October 10, 2017
    English, Unabridged