Susan Richards Shreve is an American author best known for writing the books More News Tomorrow, Under Watsons’ Porch, and The Flunking of Joshua T. Bates. She has authored numerous novels and also has written extensively in the children’s books genre.

Shreve founded the Master of Fine Arts program at George Mason University where she has also worked as a professor. She is also the co-founder of the PEN/Faulkner Foundation where she served for thirty years including a run as the Chairman. PEN/Faulkner began as an award, but went on to develop a Writers in Schools Program in which more than 200 writers discuss their books in DC schools.

Publication Order of Joshua T. Bates Books

The Flunking of Joshua T. Bates (1984)Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
Joshua T. Bates Takes Charge (1993)Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
Joshua T. Bates in Trouble Again (1997)Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
Goodbye, Amanda the Good (2000)Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price

Publication Order of Lucy Forever Books

Lucy Forever & Miss Rosetree, Shrinks (1988)Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
Lucy Forever, Miss Rosetree, And The Stolen Baby (1988)Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price

Publication Order of Standalone Novels

A Fortunate Madness (1974)Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
A Woman Like That (1977)Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
Children of Power (1979)Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
Miracle Play (1982)Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
Queen of Hearts (1986)Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
Dreaming Of Heroes (1986)Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
A Country of Strangers (1989)Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
Daughters of the New World (1992)Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
Train Home (1993)Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
The Train Home (1993)Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
The Visiting Physician (1996)Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
Plum & Jaggers (2000)Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
A Student of Living Things (2006)Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
You Are the Love of My Life (2012)Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
More News Tomorrow (2019)Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price

Publication Order of Children's Books

The Nightmares of Geranium Street (1977)Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
Family Secrets (1979)Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
The Masquerade (1980)Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
Loveletters (1981)Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
Revolutn of Mary Leary (1982)Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
The Revolution of Mary Leary (1982)Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
The Bad Dreams of a Good Girl (1982)Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
How I Saved the World on Purpose (1985)Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
Lily and the Runaway Baby (1987)Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
The Gift of the Girl Who Couldn't Hear (1991)Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
Wait for Me (1992)Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
Amy Dunn Quits School (1993)Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
Zoe and Columbo (1995)Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
The Formerly Great Alexander Family (1995)Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
Warts (1996)Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
The Goalie (1996)Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
Jonah the Whale (1998)Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
Misc Plum and Jaggers ARC (2001)Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
Ghost Cats (2001)Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
Blister (2001)Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
Trout and Me (2002)Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
Under the Watsons' Porch (2004)Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
Kiss Me Tomorrow (2006)Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
The Lovely Shoes (2011)Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
The Search for Baby Ruby (2015)Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
Jonah (2021)Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price

Publication Order of Non-Fiction Books

Skin Deep (With: Marita Golden) (1995)Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
Outside The Law (1997)Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
How We Want to Live (1998)Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
Tales Out of School (2001)Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
Dream Me Home Safely (2003)Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
Warm Springs (2006)Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price

If You Like Susan Richards Shreve Books, You’ll Love…

Under the Watsons’ Porch is the story of a twelve-year-old girl named Ellie who is bored. She wishes that something interesting would happen and her wish is granted with a 14-year-old boy named Tommy moves in next door. Her summer gets interesting when Tommy suggests they start a camp for the kids in the neighborhood under the Watsons’ porch. Ellie agrees and does much of what Tommy says as she is smitten. Tommy gives her a diamond necklace that he claims he bought, but its not long after that Ellie’s parents bar her for seeing him.

Shreve is also the author of the novel, More News Tomorrow. The story begins on the morning of Georgianna’ seventieth birthday when she receives a letter calling her back to Missing Lake, Wisconsin. She has bad memories here as this is where her mother was murdered and her father arrested for the crime. She decides to head back to unearth the truth of what happened all those years ago. She brings her family along and they go on a canoe trip up the swollen Bone River, heading to the campsite of her haunted memories.

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