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McCracken, Elizabeth

Overview
Works: 35 works in 180 publications in 10 languages and 8,881 library holdings
Genres: Fiction  Domestic fiction  Short stories  Romance fiction  Psychological fiction  Biography  Autobiographies  Novels  Short stories, American  Didactic fiction 
Roles: Author, Thesis advisor
Classifications: PR4556, 823.8
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Most widely held works about Elizabeth McCracken
 
Most widely held works by Elizabeth McCracken
The giant's house : a romance by Elizabeth McCracken( Book )

47 editions published between 1996 and 2013 in 8 languages and held by 2,160 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A platonic romance between a librarian and a teenage boy. The boy is James, who suffers from giantism--never stops growing--while she is Peggy, a spinster 14 years his senior. During their 10-year relationship she redoes a house and a car to fit him. Only when he dies is there sex--with his father
Niagara Falls all over again by Elizabeth McCracken( Book )

25 editions published between 2001 and 2007 in 4 languages and held by 1,540 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Mose Sharp is the only boy among six sisters in a close-knit Jewish family in Valley Junction, Iowa. Dad dreams of Mose taking over the family business, but Mose has other plans. He heads for the vaudeville circuit and teams up with Rocky Carter. Carter and Sharp is what is known as a knockabout act, with Mose (now called Mike) playing straight man. Ten successful years in vaudeville take the two to radio, Broadway, and finally, in 1939, to Hollywood, where they churn out a series of feature films. After that comes a TV show. Meanwhile, Rocky drinks and goes through numerous wives, and Mike marries nice, artistic Jessica. But Mike's relationship with the volatile Rocky is the most enduring one he knows, and when the act breaks up in 1953, neither one ever gets over it
Thunderstruck & other stories by Elizabeth McCracken( Book )

21 editions published between 2014 and 2017 in English and Polish and held by 1,102 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A collection of nine stories navigates the fragile space between love and loneliness. In "Property", a young scholar, grieving the sudden death of his wife, decides to refurbish the Maine rental house they were to share together by removing the landlord's possessions. In "Peter Elroy," the household of a successful filmaker is visited years later by his famous first subject, whose trust he betrayed. In "The Lost & Found Department of Great Boston," the manager of a grocery store becomes fixated on the famous case of a missing local woman, and on the fate of the teenage son she left behind. And in the title story, a family makes a decision to flee to Paris for a summer, only to find their lives altered in an unimaginable way by their teenage daughter's risky behavior. -- From book jacket
Here's your hat what's your hurry : stories by Elizabeth McCracken( Book )

13 editions published between 1992 and 2001 in English and held by 666 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Stories follow characters including a wife who becomes the canvas for her husband's tattoo art and a couple that receives a visit fron an aunt they cannot locate on the family tree
The best American short stories 2011 by Geraldine Brooks( Book )

2 editions published in 2015 in English and held by 661 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Presents twenty of the best works of short fiction of the past year from a variety of acclaimed sources
The secret society of demolition writers : stories( Book )

1 edition published in 2005 in English and held by 342 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Short stories capture the lives of such offbeat characters as a delusional schizophrenic, an egg donor with second thoughts, and a young girl who discovers a portal to another, ghostly world
The O. Henry prize stories 2017 by Laura Furman( Book )

1 edition published in 2017 in English and held by 312 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"The O. Henry Prize Stories 2017 contains twenty prize-winning stories chosen from thousands published in literary magazines over the previous year. The winning stories evoke lives both near and distant: a Californian teenager in rehab, a Buddhist monk in Sri Lanka, young female factory workers in Bangladesh, a retired couple in Nova Scotia. Anchored by situations as varied and fraught as a car crash in the Italian mountains, a domestic deception unmasked in postwar Germany, and an eerie backyard confrontation between a dog and a cobra, the stories here are uniformly breathtaking. They are accompanied by essays from the eminent jurors on their favourites, observations from the winning writers on what inspired them, and a comprehensive resource list of the many magazines and journals, both large and small, that publish short fiction."--Publisher description
Niagara Falls all over again by Elizabeth McCracken( Recording )

7 editions published between 2002 and 2003 in English and held by 283 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"Drawn to Vaudeville from a Jewish upbringing in a small town outside Des Moines, Mose Sharp meets Rocky Carter at a comedy club. Missing his usual sideman, Carter enlists Sharp to participate in his routine. On stage, Carter's hilarious emotional exaggeration and absurdity come into their own with Sharp's deadpan delivery and just like that, the inseparable duo of Carter and Sharp is born."--Page 4 of cover
Bleak house by Charles Dickens( Book )

4 editions published between 2003 and 2011 in English and held by 198 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Presents Dickens's 1853 novel which tells the story of several generations of the Jarndyce family who wait in vain to inherit money that is tied up in a legal dispute in England's notoriously slow moving Court of Chancery
Two by Melissa Ann Pinney( Book )

1 edition published in 2015 in English and held by 187 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A collection of captivating and thought-provoking photographs by award-winning photographer Melissa Ann Pinney that contemplate the essence of duality in our relationships and in the world that surrounds us. Pinney, whose work is in the permanent collections of dozens of American museums, including the Metropolitan, MoMA, The Art Institute of Chicago, and the Getty, aims her lens at pairs--mostly, but not always human--that display or imply elusive connections of mind, of spirit, or of simply the act of being
Thunderstruck : and other stories by Elizabeth McCracken( Recording )

9 editions published between 2014 and 2015 in English and held by 141 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

From the author of the beloved novel The Giant's House comes a collection of nine new stories. In Property, a scholar refurbishes a rental house by removing his landlord's possessions. In Peter Elroy: A Documentary by Ian Casey, a filmmaker is visited years later by his famous first subject. In The Lost & Found Department of Greater Boston, a grocery store manager becomes fixated on the case of a missing woman. In Thunderstruck, a family flees Paris and finds their lives unimaginably altered
Hersenspinsel by Elizabeth McCracken( Book )

2 editions published between 2008 and 2009 in Dutch and held by 29 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Autobiografisch relaas over het verwerken van een doodgeboren baby
An exact replica of a figment of my imagination : a memoir by Elizabeth McCracken( )

6 editions published between 2008 and 2011 in English and held by 15 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"This is the happiest story in the world with the saddest ending," writes Elizabeth McCracken in her powerful, inspiring memoir. A prize-winning, successful novelist in her 30s, McCracken was happy to be an itinerant writer and self-proclaimed spinster. But suddenly she fell in love, got married, and two years ago was living in a remote part of France, working on her novel, and waiting for the birth of her first child. This book is about what happened next. In her ninth month of pregnancy, she learned that her baby boy had died. How do you deal with and recover from this kind of loss' Of course you don't--but you go on. And if you have ever experienced loss or love someone who has, the company of this remarkable book will help you go on. With humor and warmth and unfailing generosity, McCracken considers the nature of love and grief. She opens her heart and leaves all of ours the richer for it
An exact replica of a figment of my imagination : a memoir by Elizabeth McCracken( )

4 editions published in 2008 in English and held by 11 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"This is the happiest story in the world with the saddest ending," writes Elizabeth McCracken in her powerful, inspiring memoir. A prize-winning, successful novelist in her 30s, McCracken was happy to be an itinerant writer and self-proclaimed spinster. But suddenly she fell in love, got married, and two years ago was living in a remote part of France, working on her novel, and waiting for the birth of her first child. This audiobook is about what happened next. In her ninth month of pregnancy, she learned that her baby boy had died. How do you deal with and recover from this kind of loss? Of course you don't-but you go on. And if you have ever experienced loss or love someone who has, you will hope to go on with the help and company of this remarkable audiobook. With humor and heart and unfailing generosity, McCracken considers the nature of love, and grief. She opens her heart and leaves all of ours the richer for it
Robinson Crusoe at the Waterpark : a short story by Elizabeth McCracken( )

2 editions published in 2016 in English and held by 11 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A short story by Elizabeth McCracken from the collection Reader, I Married Him: Stories inspired by Jane Eyre. In 'Robinson Crusoe at the Waterpark' a family trip to a Texan waterpark prompts a life-changing decision. Edited by Tracy Chevalier the full collection, Reader I Married Him, brings together some of the finest and most creative voices in fiction today, to celebrate and salute the strength and lasting relevance of Charlotte Brontë's game-changing novel and its beloved narrator
Den Kopf in den Wolken Roman by Elizabeth McCracken( Book )

2 editions published between 1997 and 1998 in German and held by 6 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Morire porta male by Elizabeth McCracken( Book )

1 edition published in 1999 in Italian and held by 4 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Bowlaway : a novel by Elizabeth McCracken( Book )

1 edition published in 2019 in English and held by 3 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"A sweeping and enchanting new novel from the widely beloved, award-winning author Elizabeth McCracken about three generations of an unconventional New England family who own and operate a candlepin bowling alley"--
Thunderstruck by Elizabeth McCracken( Recording )

3 editions published in 2014 in English and held by 3 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A story collection that navigates the fragile space between love and loneliness. It includes 'Property', wherein, a young scholar, grieving the sudden death of his wife, decides to refurbish the Maine rental house they were to share together by removing his landlord's possessions
Unter Engeln, unbemerkt by Elizabeth McCracken( Book )

1 edition published in 1994 in German and held by 3 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

 
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The giant's house : a romance
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Niagara Falls all over againHere's your hat what's your hurry : storiesThe secret society of demolition writers : storiesNiagara Falls all over againBleak houseAn exact replica of a figment of my imagination : a memoirAn exact replica of a figment of my imagination : a memoir
Alternative Names
Elizabeth McCracken Amerikaans auteur

Elizabeth McCracken US-amerikanische Autorin

Mac Cracken Elizabeth

MacCracken, Elizabeth 1966-

MacCraken Elizabeth

Mc Cracken Elizabeth

Mc Cracken, Elizabeth 1966-

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