Books by Helen Ellis

AMERICAN HOUSEWIFE by Helen Ellis
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Jan. 12, 2016

"This amusingly offbeat collection treats us to an unusual array of characters as if it were offering up a plate of clever canapes. Maybe just don't try to devour them all at once."
The wives in these guffaw-out-loud short stories by novelist Ellis (The Turning Book: What Curiosity Kills, 2010, etc.) are a wonderfully wacky crew.Read full book review >
THE TURNING by Helen Ellis
ANIMALS
Released: May 1, 2010

"The author's attempts at humor, with satirical commentaries on aging parents' fertility problems, and horror, with bloody catfights, combine with Octavia's use of the 'race card' to fall flat, leaving readers turned off. (Urban fantasy. YA)"
Sophmore Mary Richards can't explain her purring in Pilates, her sudden desire to lap up spilled milk or the strange orange fur growing on her legs until she meets with her crush, Nick Martin, who reveals that she is undergoing "the turning" into a cat. Read full book review >
EATING THE CHESHIRE CAT by Helen Ellis
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Jan. 1, 2000

"Flawed, but still an impressive debut from a writer who may do even better next time, now that she's vented some spleen."
First-novelist Ellis savagely dissects southern social-climbing as it warps the lives of three Alabama girls. Read full book review >