Macmillan Childrens Publishing Group

John McManus

John McManus was raised in Maryville, Tennessee. The author of the collections Born on a Train and Stop Breakin Down, he became the youngest ever recipient of the Whiting Writers' Award in 2000.

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Bitter Milk
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Bitter Milk

John McManus
Picador
Picador

From Whiting Award-winning writer John McManus comes a debut novel of startling originality and mystery.

The son of an unknown father and an ostracized mother, and the next of kin in a long...

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Born on a Train
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Born on a Train

John McManus
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Picador

Two years ago--at twenty-two--John McManus captivated writers and critics with his first story collection and became the youngest recipient of the Whiting Writers Award. Now McManus returns with...

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Stop Breakin Down
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Stop Breakin Down

John McManus
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Picador

Winner of the Whiting Writers' Award

In a voice somewhere between Cormac McCarthy and Kurt Cobain, John McManus explores young people living in extreme situations. Some are in the Tennessee...

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