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Elizabeth Little

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St. Louis, Missouri, The United States



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Elizabeth Little is the Los Angeles Times–bestselling author of Dear Daughter, Pretty as a Picture, and two works of nonfiction, Biting the Wax Tadpole: Confessions of a Language Fanatic and Trip of the Tongue: Cross-Country Travels in Search of America's Languages. Her writing has also appeared in the New York Times, the Wall Street Journal, and the Los Angeles Review of Books, among other publications.

Dear Daughter, her debut thriller, was nominated for the Barry and Macavity Awards for Best First Novel, longlisted for the CWA John Creasey Dagger, and won the Strand Critics Award for Best First Novel. Pretty as a Picture will be published by Viking in 2020.

Elizabeth lives in Los Angeles with her family.

Average rating: 3.46 · 15,943 ratings · 2,080 reviews · 4 distinct worksSimilar authors
Dear Daughter

3.44 avg rating — 13,968 ratings — published 2014 — 29 editions
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Pretty as a Picture

3.61 avg rating — 1,461 ratings — published 2020 — 6 editions
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Biting the Wax Tadpole: Con...

3.59 avg rating — 328 ratings — published 2007 — 5 editions
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3.38 avg rating — 193 ratings — published 2012 — 3 editions
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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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“Multi-tools are like insults, girls — you should always have one on hand.”
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“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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