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McCracken, Elizabeth

Overview
Works: 41 works in 151 publications in 5 languages and 8,732 library holdings
Genres: Fiction  Short stories  Psychological fiction  Romance fiction  Biography  Love stories  Domestic fiction 
Roles: Author, Thesis advisor
Classifications: PS659.2, 813.54
Publication Timeline
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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 )

30 editions published between 1996 and 2013 in English and held by 2,085 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A platonic romance between a librarian and a teenage boy. The boy is James, who suffers from giantiam--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 )

18 editions published between 2001 and 2003 in English and held by 1,346 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 )

14 editions published between 2014 and 2015 in English and held by 1,005 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
Here's your hat what's your hurry : stories by Elizabeth McCracken( Book )

10 editions published between 1993 and 2001 in English and held by 676 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 2015 by Heidi Pitlor( Book )

2 editions published in 2015 in English and held by 640 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 347 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
Niagara Falls all over again by Elizabeth McCracken( Recording )

7 editions published between 2002 and 2003 in English and held by 303 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
Two by Melissa Ann Pinney( Book )

1 edition published in 2015 in English and held by 190 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
Niagara Falls all over again by Elizabeth McCracken( Book )

2 editions published in 2001 in English and held by 177 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

During thirty years together as a famous comedy team, conniving comedian Rocky Carter and his straight man, Mose Sharp, a small-town boy from Iowa, have enjoyed a warm relationship, but when Rocky commits a desperate act of betrayal, their friendship is endangered
Thunderstruck : and other stories by Elizabeth McCracken( Recording )

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

Includes four short stories. Property: a young scholar refurbishes a rental house by removing his landlord's possessions. Peter Elroy: A Documentary by Ian Casey: the house of a successful filmmaker is visited years later by his famous first subject. The Lost & Found Department of Greater Boston: the manager of a grocery store becomes fixated on the case of a missing woman. Thunderstruck: a family moves to Paris and their lives are dramatically changed by their daughter's risky behavior
Bleak House by Charles Dickens( Book )

1 edition published in 2003 in English and held by 128 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
Bleak House by Charles Dickens( Book )

2 editions published in 2011 in English and held by 53 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

In the fog of London, lawyers enrich themselves with endless litigation over a dwindling inheritance. A sterling example of Dickens's genius for character, dramatic construction, and social satire, this novel was hailed by Edmund Wilson as a "masterpiece."
Niagara Falls by Elizabeth McCracken( Book )

1 edition published in 2007 in Dutch and held by 46 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

In 1931 vormt een magere joodse komiek een succesvol komisch duo met een uitbundige dikke collega tot vele jaren later onenigheid hen uit elkaar drijft
Hersenspinsel by Elizabeth McCracken( Book )

2 editions published between 2008 and 2009 in Dutch and held by 39 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Autobiografisch relaas over het verwerken van een doodgeboren baby
Niagara Falls all over again by Elizabeth McCracken( Book )

2 editions published in 2005 in English and held by 16 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Here's your hat, what's your hurry by Elizabeth McCracken( Book )

1 edition published in 1993 in English and held by 15 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Ju ren wu by Elizabeth McCracken( Book )

1 edition published in 1998 in Chinese and held by 10 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
Un amour improbable : roman by Elizabeth McCracken( Book )

3 editions published between 1998 and 2000 in French and held by 9 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

1950 dans une petite ville de Cape Cod (USA). Peggy Cort, bibliothécaire de 26 ans, s'est résignée avec humour à rester vieille fille et préfère la compagnie des livres à celles des hommes. Jusqu'au jour où un garçon de 11 ans, célèbre pour sa taille gigantesque, fait irruption dans sa vie
An exact replica of a figment of my imagination : a memoir by Elizabeth McCracken( )

3 editions published in 2008 in English and held by 9 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
La casa del gigante by Elizabeth McCracken( Book )

3 editions published in 1999 in Spanish and held by 9 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

 
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The giant's house : a romance
Alternative Names
Elizabeth McCracken Amerikaans auteur

Elizabeth McCracken US-amerikanische Autorin

Elizabeth McCracken writer

Mac Cracken Elizabeth

MacCracken, Elizabeth 1966-

MacCraken Elizabeth

Mc Cracken Elizabeth

Mc Cracken, Elizabeth 1966-

الیزابت مک‌کراکن نویسنده آمریکایی

マクラッケン, エリザベス

Languages
English (116)

Spanish (3)

Dutch (3)

French (3)

Chinese (1)

Covers
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