Books by Elizabeth Rosner

Elizabeth Rosner grew up in Schenectady, New York as a daughter of Jewish holocaust survivors. Her father, who was born in Hamburg, Germany, was sent to Buchenwald concentration camp, while her mother survived the war by hiding in the Polish countryside.

SURVIVOR CAFÉ by Elizabeth Rosner
Released: Sept. 12, 2017

"A thoughtful, probing meditation on the fragility of memory and the indelible inheritance of pain."
Trauma informs a memoir palpable with anger, sorrow, and frustration. Read full book review >
ELECTRIC CITY by Elizabeth Rosner
Released: Oct. 14, 2014

"Rosner offers a gentle meditation on love and loss: 'Rivers, oceans, the passing of molecules back and forth, darkness into brilliance and then gone.'"
Rosner (Blue Nude, 2006, etc.) draws on the immigrant experience of Charles Porteus Steinmetz, the Wizard of Schenectady, as the background to a coming-of-age novel.Read full book review >
BLUE NUDE by Elizabeth Rosner
Released: May 1, 2006

"Sexy premise, mushy plot."
Rosner's breathy, lightweight second novel (The Speed of Light, 2001) concerns a German artist and his Israeli model. Read full book review >
THE SPEED OF LIGHT by Elizabeth Rosner
Released: Sept. 1, 2001

"A thoughtful, earnest first novel: it doesn't take any risks but sticks faithfully to its affecting mark."
It's hard not to like this lyrical, gently paced debut that confronts the terrible legacy carried by children of trauma and tragedy. Read full book review >