Books by Elizabeth Swados

WALKING THE DOG by Elizabeth Swados
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: June 14, 2016

"One of a kind. Deserves a big splash and lots of readers."
An international art star becomes a dog walker after 25 harsh years in federal prison. Read full book review >
THE ANIMAL RESCUE STORE by Elizabeth Swados
CHILDREN'S
Released: March 1, 2005

"Somehow, it all works together, enhanced by Wilson's vibrant illustrations, bright background colors and a jazzy design. (Poetry. 5-10)"
The author's background in writing and composing for the theater is evident in this unusual collection of poetry that begs to be read aloud in dramatic voices or acted out as a class play. Read full book review >
HEY YOU! C’MERE by Elizabeth Swados
CHILDREN'S
Released: March 1, 2001

"Thick impasto colors and geometric forms take kinetic shape as the cast of characters, their props (don't miss the multilayered ice cream cones), and the architecture of fire escapes and sidewalks take the stage. (Poetry. 8-12)"
In a burnished urban landscape full of the colors of summer, a group of youngsters gather. Read full book review >
FLAMBOYANT by Elizabeth Swados
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Sept. 10, 1998

"Problematic, but always pungent and at times penetrating. (Author tour)"
Playwright/novelist Swados (The Myth Man, 1994, etc.) sends an Orthodox Jewish woman to teach English in a school for gay teenagers. Read full book review >
THE MYTH MAN by Elizabeth Swados
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Dec. 1, 1994

"A traveling show that goes nowhere. (Author tour)"
Swados (The Four of Us, 1991) seems to have intended some sort of deep subtext in this puzzling novel, but it is too carefully buried. Read full book review >
THE FOUR OF US by Elizabeth Swados
BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: Sept. 1, 1991

"Lincoln Sail'' (as he called himself) is, though disjointed, grimly fascinating."
Swados (Listening Out Loud, 1988, etc.), a writer/composer best known for the musical Runaways, offers a painful memoir of growing-up in a family beset by mental illness—with compelling ghastliness in many of the details but insufficient overall drama or insight. Read full book review >