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Elizabeth Little

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Elizabeth Little was born and raised in St. Louis and graduated from Harvard University. Her work has appeared in the New York Times, the Wall Street Journal, and the Los Angeles Review of Books, among other publications. She has written two works of nonfiction: Biting the Wax Tadpole: Confessions of a Language Fanatic (Melville House, 2007) and Trip of the Tongue: Cross-Country Travels in Search of America's Languages (Bloomsbury, 2012). Dear Daughter (Viking and Harvill Secker, 2014), her critically acclaimed debut novel, was a Los Angeles Times bestseller and will be published worldwide. Dear Daughter has been nominated for the Barry and Macavity Awards for Best First Novel, was longlisted for the CWA John Creasey Dagger, and won the Str ...more

Average rating: 3.52 · 1,545 ratings · 210 reviews · 2 distinct works · Similar authors
Dear Daughter

3.45 avg rating — 9,568 ratings — published 2014 — 27 editions
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Biting the Wax Tadpole: Con...

3.58 avg rating — 269 ratings — published 2007 — 5 editions
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3.34 avg rating — 154 ratings — published 2012 — 3 editions
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“Multi-tools are like insults, girls — you should always have one on hand.”
Elizabeth Little, Dear Daughter

“I turned at a noise from the hallway—but it was just Bones. He was lying on his back, licking his paws. If only men were as easy to handle as dogs. Wait a second—they totally are.”
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“Understand that this is how it works with people like me. Self-pity is the sun around which we orbit, the great gravitational force that rules those of us for whom Things Didn’t Quite Turn Out. If we’re lucky, purpose (vengeance, absolution, cookies, not in that order) can keep us from falling in, from burning up, but we’re fooling ourselves if we ever think we’re going to break free. But that’s why God created Xanax.”
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