Chris Cander

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Chris Cander is the author of the novels THE WEIGHT OF A PIANO (forthcoming from Knopf, 2019), WHISPER HOLLOW, and 11 STORIES, and the grade K-5 picture book THE WORD BURGLAR. Visit for more info.


Average rating: 3.69 · 3,592 ratings · 670 reviews · 7 distinct worksSimilar authors
The Weight of a Piano

3.66 avg rating — 2,564 ratings — published 2019 — 14 editions
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Whisper Hollow

3.85 avg rating — 554 ratings — published 2015 — 4 editions
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Grieving Conversations

3.39 avg rating — 254 ratings
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11 Stories

4.16 avg rating — 133 ratings — published 2013 — 4 editions
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The Word Burglar

4.38 avg rating — 24 ratings — published 2013
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World Book Night 2014 ebook...

4.57 avg rating — 7 ratings — published 2014
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Bolira64 11 Stories was a compelling book to read. I loved how Roscoe's life interwove with all the tenants in the building. Each could be a mini book in their selves. It was beautifully written and I can't wait to see what you write next..

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