Books by Elizabeth Gaffney

YOU CAN'T SEE THE ELEPHANTS by Susan Kreller
YOUNG ADULT
Released: Oct. 13, 2015

"Disturbingly plausible, definitely thought- and discussion-provoking. (Fiction. 12-14)"
Seeing evidence that a neighbor's children are being abused, a young teenager looks for adult help and finds none in this disquieting German import. Read full book review >
WHEN THE WORLD WAS YOUNG by Elizabeth Gaffney
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: July 29, 2014

"A smart coming-of-age tale that upends a raft of Greatest Generation clichés."
A 9-year-old Brooklyn Heights girl picks up some hard lessons about fidelity, race and family after World War II in this lively sophomore effort from Gaffney (Metropolis, 2005). Read full book review >
METROPOLIS by Elizabeth Gaffney
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: March 8, 2005

"Luther alone is worth the price of admission, but there's much more to like in Gaffney's rip-roaring, agreeably ungainly, outrageously entertaining tale."
Dark criminous deeds abound in Paris Review editor Gaffney's colorful debut, a melodrama set in the late 1860s in New York City's notorious Five Points. Read full book review >
THE ARBOGAST CASE by Thomas Hettche
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Nov. 1, 2003

"Nothing innovative here, but Hettche manipulates the genre's conventions, and the reader's pulse rate, with enviable skill."
A possible miscarriage of justice drives the busy plot of this complex legal thriller, the first English-translated work of a popular German author. Read full book review >
INVISIBLE WOMAN by Ika Hügel-Marshall
BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: Dec. 1, 2000

"A searing indictment of racism and institutional violence by a survivor."
An impassioned memoir of growing up black (or, strictly speaking, mulatto) in postwar Germany that is more a lyrical record of hurts endured and hard lessons learned than a factual accounting. Read full book review >