Search Results: "Elizabeth Crane"


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YOU MUST BE THIS HAPPY TO ENTER by Elizabeth Crane
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Feb. 1, 2008

"Too often exalts glibness over insight."
Bad reality-TV concepts and self-help jargon dog the protagonists of Crane's third collection (All This Heavenly Glory, 2005, etc.). Read full book review >

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TURF by Elizabeth Crane
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: June 13, 2017

"Autobiography and imagination walking hand in hand into the sunset."
Twenty-two often witty, sometimes-disquieting short stories from chameleon stylist Crane (The History of Great Things, 2016, etc.). Read full book review >

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THE HISTORY OF GREAT THINGS by Elizabeth Crane
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: April 5, 2016

"Her mother is right: one wishes this endearing stylist, reminiscent of Elizabeth Gilbert, would have done it the easy way. A memoir would have been just fine."
In a series of autobiographically inspired vignettes, a novelist reimagines her mother's life and revisits her own. Read full book review >

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WE ONLY KNOW SO MUCH by Elizabeth Crane
Released: June 12, 2012

"Life in a snow globe made from dashed dreams and misunderstandings."
Crane delivers a unique and dizzying tale that delves into the emotional life of a family teetering on the brink of everything. Read full book review >

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WHEN THE MESSENGER IS HOT by Elizabeth Crane
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Jan. 8, 2003

"Talented and witty, but aimed squared at the Ally McBeal set."
Sixteen debut tales about the wacky lives of modern women and their relationships with wacky men. Read full book review >

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POSTER BOY by Dede Crane
CLASSICS
Released: Sept. 1, 2009

"It's a three-hankie weeper. (Fiction. YA)"
Cruising along on the fringes of stoner life is cool with 16-year-old Gray Fallon. Read full book review >

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SYMPATHY by Dede Crane
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: March 12, 2006

"An affecting work with a ring of authenticity."
Crane's intensely engrossing, well-wrought debut explores an unorthodox relationship between a trauma victim and her doctor in Washington, D.C. Read full book review >

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BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: July 1, 1997

"Long and densely packed, but full of revelations about this important avatar of American Modernism. (illustrations, not seen)"
From the poet Hart Crane's surviving 1,200 letters, a choice selection of 350 (141 published for the first time, and others for the first time in full) that shed substantial light on his creative process, his aesthetics, and the key moments of his life. Read full book review >

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Released: Jan. 2, 2011

"This quick read is a mixed bag of dark, disturbing stories, with a couple of literary gems."
A collection of contemporary short stories with some touches of magic realism. Read full book review >

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SOLD TO MISS SEETON by Hamilton Crane
MYSTERY THRILLER
Released: Oct. 1, 1995

"So although this entry in the long-running series (Miss Seeton Rules, 1994, etc.) has more mystification and less pottering about the village than usual, you'd need a Ouija board to put together the pieces before, or even after, Miss Seeton."
A crime wave in Miss Emily Seeton's placid corner of Kent? Read full book review >