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We Only Know So Much (Harper Perennial)
Acclaimed short story writer Elizabeth Crane will read and sign her debut novel, We Only Know So Much, about four generations of an eccentric family living under one roof.
"Crane has a distinctive and eccentric voice that is consistent and riveting." --The New York Times Book Review
Elizabeth Crane is the author of three collections of short stories, When the Messenger is Hot, All This Heavenly Glory, and most recently You Must Be This Happy to Enter. She is a recipient of the Chicago Public Library 21st Century Award. Her work has been featured on NPR’s Selected Shorts and adapted for the stage by Chicago’s Steppenwolf Theater. Her debut novel, We Only Know So Much, is forthcoming in June from HarperPerennial 2012.
A funny and moving debut novel that follows four generations of a singularly weird American family, all living under one roof, as each member confronts a moment of crisis in a narrative told through a uniquely quirky, charming, and unforgettable voice. Acclaimed short story writer Elizabeth Crane, well known to public radio listeners for her frequent and captivating contributions to WBEZ Chicago's "Writer's Block Party," delivers a sublime, poignant, and often hilarious first novel.