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Joseph Monninger

Biography

Joseph Monninger

Joseph Monninger has published 14 novels and three non-fiction books. He has twice received fellowships from the National Endowment for the Arts and has also received a fellowship from the New Hampshire Council for the Arts. His young adult novel, BABY, was chosen as a 2008 top ten book by YALSA.

Joseph Monninger

Books by Joseph Monninger

by Joseph Monninger - Suspense, Youth Fiction

Sixteen-year-old Clair Taylor has neighbors who are what locals call whippoorwills, the kind of people who fill their yards with rusty junk. Clair tries to ignore her surroundings, choosing instead to dream of a future beyond her rural New Hampshire town. But, when a black dog named Wally is chained up to a pole next door, Clair can’t look the other way. Clair decides to save Wally, and the immediate connection she has with the lovable dog catches her off-guard, but even more surprising is her bond with 18 year-old Danny Stewart, the boy next door.

by Joseph Monninger - Fiction, Young Adult 12+

Bee and her brother, Tommy, know that Tommy’s life will be cut short by cystic fibrosis. That’s why Bee wants to make his wish-foundation-sponsored trip to swim with a great white shark an unforgettable memory. But wishes don’t always come true. At least, not as expected.

by Joseph Monninger - Fiction, Young Adult 12+

Determined to set an old, ailing horse free, best friends Hattie and Delores drive him west in search of rangeland. But the road takes some unexpected turns as the girls get their own taste of freedom --- and as they confront the reasons they left home.