Books by Elise Juska

IF WE HAD KNOWN by Elise Juska
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: April 17, 2018

"Well-written, realistic, and suspenseful to the point of dread."
When her former student goes on a shooting spree at a mall in small-town Maine, a writing professor is faced with a moral challenge. Read full book review >
THE BLESSINGS by Elise Juska
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: May 6, 2014

"The author (One for Sorrow, Two for Joy, 2007, etc.) has created an ordinary fictitious family and stitched together a multilayered, sympathetic account of its members' lives."
Juska explores the collective experiences, traditions and loyalties of a close-knit family and the perspectives of individual members as they journey through a span of 30 years. Read full book review >
ONE FOR SORROW, TWO FOR JOY by Elise Juska
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: June 1, 2007

"A disappointing, self-absorbed deconstruction of parent-daughter, husband-wife and sister-sister relationships."
When Claire abandons her colorless marriage to Bob and flees to Ireland, she slowly unravels the truth concerning the awkwardness between herself, her father, late mother and her exuberant sister, Noelle. Read full book review >
THE HAZARDS OF SLEEPING ALONE by Elise Juska
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Sept. 1, 2004

"Mother-daughter fiction of the best flawed sort where, in the midst of cliché, a genuinely admirable amount of truth shines forth."
Divorced mother, living in barely-there fashion, gets knocked for a loop when real life comes crashing in. Read full book review >
GETTING OVER JACK WAGNER by Elise Juska
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: April 1, 2003

"Overall, though, clever structure, swift pacing, emotional insight, and an ultimately charming voice make this one a standout."
A fine, smart, funny newcomer brings a bit of Bridget Jones, a touch of High Fidelity, a high pop-cultural IQ, and a refreshing emotional take to her debut outing. Read full book review >