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Elizabeth McCracken

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Elizabeth McCracken is the author of six previous works: Bowlaway, Here's Your Hat What's Your Hurry, The Giant's House, Niagara Falls All Over Again, An Exact Replica of a Figment of My Imagination, and Thunderstruck Other Stories. She has served on the faculty at the lowa Writers' Workshop and visa mer currently holds the James Michener Chair in Fiction at the University of Texas at Austin. visa färre
Foto taget av: Elizabeth McCracken at the 2014 Texas Book Festival By Larry D. Moore, CC BY-SA 4.0,

Verk av Elizabeth McCracken

The Giant's House (1996) 1,600 exemplar
Bowlaway (2019) 461 exemplar
Niagara Falls All Over Again (2001) 428 exemplar
Thunderstruck and Other Stories (2014) 275 exemplar
The Hero of This Book (2022) 242 exemplar
The Souvenir Museum: Stories (2021) 197 exemplar
The American Child (2008) 2 exemplar
The Women of America (2010) 1 exemplar
The Irish Wedding 1 exemplar
Juliet 1 exemplar
Cose dell'altro mondo (2023) 1 exemplar

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The Best American Short Stories 2011 (2011) — Bidragsgivare — 351 exemplar
Reader, I Married Him: Stories Inspired by Jane Eyre (2016) — Bidragsgivare — 301 exemplar
Mortification: Writers' Stories of Their Public Shame (2003) — Bidragsgivare; Bidragsgivare — 280 exemplar
xo Orpheus: Fifty New Myths (2013) — Bidragsgivare — 277 exemplar
Granta 54: Best of Young American Novelists (1996) — Bidragsgivare — 237 exemplar
The Best American Short Stories 2015 (2015) — Bidragsgivare — 226 exemplar
The Best American Short Stories 2020 (2020) — Bidragsgivare — 148 exemplar
The Ecco Anthology of Contemporary American Short Fiction (2008) — Bidragsgivare — 126 exemplar
Granta 111: Going Back (2010) — Bidragsgivare — 113 exemplar
The Best American Short Stories 2022 (2022) — Bidragsgivare — 91 exemplar
Novel Voices (2003) — Bidragsgivare — 55 exemplar
The Secret Society of Demolition Writers (2005) — Bidragsgivare — 49 exemplar
Cutting Edge: New Stories of Mystery and Crime by Women Writers (2019) — Bidragsgivare — 47 exemplar
A Few Thousand Words About Love (1998) — Bidragsgivare — 22 exemplar
The New Great American Writers' Cookbook (2003) — Bidragsgivare — 21 exemplar


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McCracken's story of her very late term stillbirth. I fell in love with the author (though I sort of already was) and her husband and family. This felt necessary for her, and it is a straightforward surprisingly lovely beautifully wrought scream. It eviscerated me and when it had pulled my heart from my body it threw it in the Vitamix. But I was happy to donate my organ because it was clear this was cleansing for her and I wanted her to find that, and somehow it ended up cleansing me.
Narshkite | 32 andra recensioner | May 1, 2024 |
A book that is curiously hard to describe or pigeon hole. The author - American - is playing the tourist in London, re-exploring the haunts she and her recently deceased mother enjoyed together. She moves seamlessly, but never inappropriately between her London adventures, her mother's life as a woman with life-affecting health issues, and the need to sell the unwieldy and neglected house that was her parents' last home. Her father also died not too long ago, but he plays no more than a bit part in this story.

Mc Cracken's mother was wilful and opinionated, witty and optimistic - and great fun, despite her very real mobility difficulties. McCracken herself vacillates between protecting her mother's privacy and wanting to cherish her memories. She wants to write a book that's like 'David Copperfield except Jewish, and disabled, and female, and an American wiseacre, but there’s too much I don’t know and I can’t bear to make up.'

This is a funny, unsentimental and vivid book which is impossible to characterise - or to put down.
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Margaret09 | 16 andra recensioner | Apr 15, 2024 |
sherribrari | 12 andra recensioner | Feb 24, 2024 |
I’m not sure what to say about this book. I’m not sure what the point of the story was, or even what the genre would be called - some fantasy, some history, and a lot of strange characters. The writing itself, however, was very good. I kept hoping the ending would be revelatory, but it was not.
bschweiger | 32 andra recensioner | Feb 4, 2024 |



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